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Howard A Linn


Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-24 44-40065. Prisoner of War (POW).

Howard wrote an account of his experiences in “World War II and my Prisoner of War Experiences” 49 years after the war ended.


Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 858th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Garrett, South Dakota, USA 1912
Lived in Radcliffe, IA 50230 USA 1943
Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag 4, Germany 19 May 1944

Details of his capture can be found in "Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 26 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.

Died 1990


Date Contributor Update
23 March 2018 11:45:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events

Additional biographical detils from:
- "Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 26 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 5247

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:12 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 5247 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database