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Albert W Pittman

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed at Orival on 8/13/44 in B-24 'Wild Pussy' #42-52529, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Richmond Wollstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Orival in B-24 'Wild Pussy' #42-52529, Killed in Action (KIA). According to witnesses, the plane was hit by flak and started burning, some of the men bailed out, 3 evaded and 4 became Prisoner of War (POW)'s. One of the crew said the plane...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Texas, USA 1918
Enlisted Tyler, TX, USA 11 March 1942
Shot Down Orival, France 13 August 1944

Captured/POW

POW Tychowo, Poland September 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft IV

Died Denver, CO, USA 1989
Buried Denver, CO, USA 1989

Hampden Memorial Estates
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2020 02:55:00 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added a connection to Stalag Luft IV per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2020 19:13:47 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2016 21:54:29 JMO44 Changes to media associations
Sources

Albert W Pittman, verified by his son, John Pittman. Submitted by Joe Owens, 7/5/2016.

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2015 01:57:36 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7912 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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