Prisoner of War (POW) Bailed out near Schoenecken, France from B-24 "Ginger" #4129177 on 8/26/44 The SS executed 4 of the crew after they surrendered, one died during bailout, 4 survivors as Prisoner of War (POW), and one (pilot Ralph Shaffer) was seen to successfully exit the aircraft but was never found.
POW/ Air Medal/Purple Heart/WW II Victory Medal, AEAM medal, ETO
Units served with
The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...
Hit by by AA over Ludwigshafen, Germany 26 August 1944, MACR 8471, managed to stay airborne until Saarbrücken, Germany where after coming under further AA fire, was abandoned by its crew and crashed near Schoeneck, France. The SS executed four of the...
Military site : airfield
From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...
||Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||26 August 1944