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Alfred B Tallman Jr

Military

Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42-7655, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7655 'Chubby Champ'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin 29-Apr-44. Hit by flak and by fighters in rear fuselage. Bale out order given by pilot, 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. Crashed Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 4486

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hamburg, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 29 April 1944 – 16 July 1945

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2020 17:06:42 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added a connection to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2020 17:05:20 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2020 17:03:16 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
Sources

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4486 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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