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Virgil R Huddleston

Military

Prisoner of War (POW). Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler on 7/31/44 in B-24 Hula Wahine II 42-52467

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 704th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28778

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven. Hit by flak just after bombs away, causing a fire in the bomb bay and taking out #3 engine. A/C edged out of formation and dove straight down exploding in mid air and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Eldorado, Arkansas
Prisoner of war 31 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 June 2017 10:45:01 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 7747 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7826

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