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Louis C Achuff


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Lochmuhle on 9 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-6581


Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-6581

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 6/10/44; Missing in Action Weimar 9/2/45 with Ken Kuntz, Chas Smith, Elbert Lohr (3 Killed in Action); Bill Dempsey, Harry Lucas, Lou Achuff, Canuto Garcia, Harry Erickson,...

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...


Event Location Date
Born Dallas, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 February 1945


Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 18:25:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:07 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12242 / MACR12242 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database