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Alfred Fontes


Lt. Alfred Fontes was shot down on or about April 8, 1944 and he was liberated May 1, 1945. He was a POW during WWII for thirteen months at Stalagluft #1prisoner-of-war camp near Barth, Western Pomerania, Germany. Mr. Fontes retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 88.


Units served with

  • 363rd Fighter Group

    363rd Fighter Group

    Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...

  • 380th Fighter Squadron



Event Location Date
Unknown Germany 8 April 1944

Taken Prisoner of War


Date Contributor Update
26 January 2021 16:23:28 Larry Gross Changes to service number, highest rank, biography and events

San Pedro News Pilot, Volume 18, Number 73, 29 May 1945

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2016 10:27:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 3630

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

MACR 3632 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database