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Daniel L Finley

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Uefeln on 29 July 44 in P-51 #42-106843. He died while in captivity.

Service

Units served with

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 503

    29 July 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Born Olean, New York State, United States 11 April 1919

According to NARA's WW II Enlistment records, he was born in 1918 in New York State. His niece Jeanne supplied the right date and place.

Enlisted Richmond, Virginia, United States 19 March 1942

as a Private in the Air Corps

Prisoner of War - POW Germany 29 July 1944
DNB Germany

Died as a Prisoner of War, either during internment at Stalag Luft 3 or later, possibly during the forced-march that started on January 29, 1945 as POWs were ordered to leave Stalag Luft 3.

Buried Sherwood Burial Park, Salem, Virginia, United States

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2015 09:01:13 ED-BB Changes to biography and events
Sources

Correction of date and place of birth; added burial place.

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 14:31:26 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
MACR 7581
WWII Rockbridge County casualties at http://media.nara.gov/nw/305276/wwii-army-honor-list-virginia.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7581 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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