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Eugene E Halmos Jr

Military

Shot down 29 June 1944. Hit by flak and crashed at Ursen in B-24 'Heaven Can Wait' #41-28832, Prisoner of War (POW).

PH/ AM/ WW II Victory Medal/ ETO Medal/ POW Medal

Service

Units served with

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 845th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28832

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 'Heaven Can Wait' #41-28832 shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44, 10 POWs.

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York City, New York 29 August 1916
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 June 1944

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2020 04:00:11 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
Sources

Added a S/N and a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2020 03:55:27 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self/MACR 6986

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