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Michael Louis Vlahos

Military

Assigned to 368BS, 308BG, 8AF USAAF. Dean Allen crew. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen in B-17 42-97946 'Hard To Get' 26-Aug-44. Crashed at Budberg. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8464

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Dean Allen

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Reported to the group on 7 Jun 1944. Crashed at Budberg on 8/26/44 in B-17 Hard To Get #4297946. POW at Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11) POW, AM 2OLC,

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97946 Hard T' Get

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Kearney 16/5/44; Dow Fd 2/6/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh 14/6/44; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 26/8/44 with Dean Allen, Waist gunner: Dick Huebotter,Tail gunner: Jim Carey (3 Prisoner of War);...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Springfield, OH 12 May 1921

Son of Louis J and Katrina [Mitchell] Vlahos.

Enlisted Springfield, OH 26 October 1942

Springfield, Ohio

Training Keesler Field, Biloxi, MS 27 February 1943

Training at Keesler Field, Mississippi.

Training Memphis State College, Memphis, TN May 1943

Training at Memphis State College, Memphis, Tennessee.

Training Ellington Field, Houston, TX August 1943

Training at Ellington Field, TX.

Based Thurleigh 1944 – 26 August 1944

Assigned to 368BS, 308BG, 8AF USAAF.

Specialist Training Big Spring, TX January 1944

Big Spring Flying School, Big Spring, Texas, class 43-18.

Died Budberg, Germany 26 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen in B-17 42-97946 'Hard To Get' 26-Aug-44. Crashed at Budberg. KIA MACR 8464

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Liege, Belgium
Block D, Row 26, Grave 16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2020 17:21:15 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/682216655
https://www.fold3.com/record/529852348-michael-l-vlahos
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56361428/michael-louis-vlahos

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2020 13:49:04 Al_Skiff Changes to service number and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529852348-michael-l-vlahos
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56361428/michael-louis-vlahos

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2020 09:25:26 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529852348-michael-l-vlahos
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56361428/michael-louis-vlahos

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8464 / MACR 8464, First Over Germany pg. 269, http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/search/pframe.asp?HonoreeID=190003&... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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