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Carl J Kroells Jr

Military

Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282, Prisoner of War (POW).

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

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lindsay, California
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 24 February 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 03:55:51 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 03:44:47 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added a connection to A/C #42-100282 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 03:38:40 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2017 06:14:46 TKolb Changes to nickname and media associations
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Media added

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2954, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 60

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