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Alexander Archibald

Military

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin, battle damaged - crashed near Kustrin on 18-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38014 'Naughty Virgin' Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13146

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Roy McCaldin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin, battle damaged - crashed near Kustrin on 18-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38014 'Naughty Virgin' Returned to Duty (RTD) MACR 13146 Awards: DFC, AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38014 "Naughty Virgin"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG Chelveston 12/7/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with Roy McCaldin, Navigator: Lyman Clark, togg-Bill King, Radio Operator: John Powers, Ball turret gunner: Union Melton...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Stamford, Connecticut, USA 8 August 1925

Son of Helen Archibald.

Enlisted New Haven, CT 14 July 1943

New Haven Connecticut

Based Chelveston 1944 – 18 March 1945

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Berlin, Germany 18 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin, battle damaged - crashed near Kustrin on 18-Mar-45 in B-17 43-38014 'Naughty Virgin' POW MACR 13146

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 18 March 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL 7 March 2013

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2019 11:39:59 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29443999
https://www.fold3.com/image/606506116
https://www.fold3.com/record/83458424-alexander-archibald
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/160213464/alexander-archibald

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13146 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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