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Crashed at Orival in B-24 'Wild Princess' #42-52529, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7912.



  • Richmond Wollstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Orival in B-24 'Wild Pussy' #42-52529, Killed in Action (KIA). According to witnesses, the plane was hit by flak and started burning, some of the men bailed out, 3 evaded and 4 became Prisoner of War (POW)'s. One of the crew said the plane...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Stalag Luft I

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Event Location Date
Born Massea, Minnesota, USA 1919
Lived in Wausau, WI, USA 1942

615 MacIntosh Street

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 13 August 1944 – 1 June 1945

Stalag Luft I


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

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466th BG Historian

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01 December 2014 18:58:39 466thHistorian Changes to events

Officers of Attlebridge booklet - 1944

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MACR 7912 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database