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Richard B Atchison Jr

Military

Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30047 'Sweater Girl', Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30047 Sweater Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Hill 5/5/43; Wendover 10/5/43; Kearney 21/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 2/6/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Rich Atchison, Co-pilot: Willard Secor, Navigator:...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Madera, California
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 10 October 1943 – 26 May 1945

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2020 21:44:13 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 100th BG per info in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2020 21:42:04 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations
Sources

Added a S/N and a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2020 21:37:15 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to the A/C #42-30047 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2020 03:00:15 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1031

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