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Raymond Edward Bowkley

Military

Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97404. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #4813.

POW

Service

People

  • Thomas Francis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97404. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Maurice Mahoney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97404. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #4813. POW

  • Herbert Polansky

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97404. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #4813. POW

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97404

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 26 February 1944; Kearney 16 March 1944; Grenier 26 March 1944; Assigned to the 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [SU-L] Grafton Underwood on 27 March 1944; Missing in Action on a mission to Stettin, 13 May 1944 with Tom Rex...

Missions

  • 355

    13 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Poland 13 April 1944 – May 1945

POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Assigned 28 April 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders # 79 dated 28 April 1944, Thomas Rex Francis Crew. Three combat missions.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2015 02:38:21 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=408

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4813 / MACR 4813, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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