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Allied aircrew shot down during World War II were incarcerated after interrogation in Air Force Prisoner of War camps run by the Luftwaffe, called Stalag Luft, short for Stammlager Luft or Permanent Camps for Airmen.

Stalag Luft IV was located at Gross Tychow, Pomerania, (now Tychowo, Poland), 20 kilometers southeast of Belgard.

Air Corps NCO's were held at this camp.

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  • Jack Abadie

    Military | Major | Bombardier, Nose Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed at Sommerda on 10-Jul-44 in B-17 42-107050 'Tornado Jr', Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • George Abood

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret and Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    George Abood was shot down by flak and crashed near Marigny in the B-24 #42-95026, "Yankee Rebel" on 25 July 1944. Abood escaped the aircraft via the tail hatch. After landing he was in contact with 1 of his crew members. Per George's report, (after...

  • Paul Abrahamson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt in B-17 42-30181 'Herky Jerky II' 24-Jan-44; shot down by fighters, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2258 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 710BS, 447BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed E of Saarbrucken en-route to the target Regensburg on 25-Feb-44 in B-17 42-31431. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2891 Awards: AM (OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier / Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x combat mission. ...

  • Marshall Adamson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Vez on 6/27/44 in B-24 #42-50344, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Andrew Addison

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Peterson crew. Failed to Return Abbeville mission in B-17 43-37591; collided with another aircraft 5-Jun-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5383. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Bill Addison

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-29498 'Dark Horse', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Winston Adkins

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Hanover on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31265. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Norman Adler

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Returned from Blechhammer raid in B-17 44-8001 7-Aug-44 when part of crew baled out due to flak hits RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622. ...

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