Flew on B-24H #42-52651 Starduster
5 missions from 9 May to 28 May 1944. Shot down by target flak on 28 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52651. Within 15 minutes I was picked up by German guards and dogs. Later found out I was 1/2 mile from Luftwaffe HQ. Stalag Luft IV, XIIID, VIIA. Passenger train to Poland, box car ride to Nurenburg and forced march to Moosburg. Liberated by Gen. Patton's 3rd Army.
AM/ Presidential Unit Citation/ Good Conduct Medal/ American Defense Medal/ American Campaign Medal/ European Campaign Medal w/ 6 Battle Stars/ WW II Victory Medal/ POW Medal
Units served with
The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...
||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||28 May 1944