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John William Drummond

Military

Lt Drummond flew 47 missions with the 510th Fighter Squadron. He was shot down, by flak, near Vive , France on July 26th 1944. He bailed out, his P-47 42-27181, was hit in the engine by flak and it crashed and burned in the village of Gieville, France. Lt Drummond was captured by the Germans and sent to Stalag 1 , in Barth Germany. He was a POW for 10 months, North Compound 2, Barracks 4, Room 2.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...

  • 510th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Christchurch

    Military site : airfield
    The original Christchurch Airport operated from 1935-39, and the airfield was used by the RAF from 1939 to 1941. It was the site of the Airspeed Aircraft factiry from 1940 to 51. Christchurch was developed for USAAF use in 1943, and the Ninth Air Force...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ninety Six, SC 29 September 1919

Son of James William and Fannie Mae [Smith] Drummond.

Enlisted Coronaca Aaf, Greenwood, SC 13 January 1941

Coronaca Aaf Greenwood South Carolina

Based 1944 – 26 July 1944

Assigned to 510FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down POW Gieville, France 26 July 1944
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 26 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Ninety Six, SC 3 September 2016
Buried Elmwood Cemetery Ninety Six, Greenwood County, SC 6 September 2016

Elmwood Cemetery
Ninety Six, Greenwood County, SC

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2020 17:29:17 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/85236705-john-w-drummond
https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169376975/john-william-drummond

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2020 16:57:31 robertsdrummond Changes to nickname
Sources

From Robert S. Drummond, son of Senator John W. Drummond

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 13:57:07 gfeindel Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Lt Drummond flew 47 missions with the 510th Fighter Squadron. He was shot down , by flak, near Vive , France on July 26th 1944. He bailed out, his P47 ( 42-27181), was hit in the engine by flak and it crashed and burned in the village of Gieville, France. Lt Drummond was captured by the Germans and sent to Stalag 1 , in Barth Germany. He was a POW for 10 months, North Compound 2, Barracks 4, Room 2.

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