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George W Seagrove

Military

Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-30123 'THE IRONBIRD' aka 'BIG DICK'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Gore 21/4/43; Smoky Hill 26/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 338BS/96BGB [BX-W] Andrews Fd 29/5/43 BIG DICK; transferred 388BG Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Youngstown, Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2859, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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