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IWM catalogue record

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Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.

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  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

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  • Hubert Zemke

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Group Commander; Pilot
    17 air victories with 56th FG flying P-47s, 2 1/2 with 479th FG flying P-51s. Lost 30 October 1944 when P-51 broke up in storm. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft I. Was appointed as head of American Prisoner of War (POW)s while in camp. Retired from...

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Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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