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416th Bombardment Group (L)

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Prisoners Of War/Evaders

1944 - 1945

 

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416th Bomb Group Prisoners Of War (POW) and Evaders

The following list consists of information from the National Archive Research Association in Washington, DC,
the Maxwell Air Force Base historical microfilm, the 416th BG Archive and various Internet sources.
To the best of our knowledge these facts are correct, and we apologize for any errors.
The number of known 416th BG POWs is 51 (2 of whom Escaped from capture),
with another 8 Soldiers who were shot down but Evaded capture (Evaders).
Any additions and/or corrections are greatly appreciated.

Click on a "Name" hyperlink to view a Memorial page for that Soldier,
a "Serial #" hyperlink to view the NARA "Electronic Army Serial Number" entry,
a "NARA POW ID" hyperlink to view the NARA "World War II Prisoners of War Data File" entry,
a "Mission" number hyperlink for details on that Combat Mission or a "Report" hyperlink to view details
on that Missing Air Crew Report along with the actual report.
The "Dates" show the "Failed To Return" or "Missing In Action" date and Date Liberated or Returned to Allied control.
"POW Camp" is the German Prisoner of War Camp identified in the NARA/AAD POW Database
or other source. Click the hyperlink for additional details on that POW Camp.



Name Rank Serial # NARA POW ID Sqd Duty A/C Mission and Report Dates POW Camp
Abriola, Daniel Ralph S/Sgt 32458250 38771 669th Gunner 43-22024
A-20J
2A-E
Mission #197
No_Report
2-Feb-1945
---           
17-May-1945
Stalag 6B
Ashton, Lewis Alexander S/Sgt 33464270 41023 671st Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-10165
A-20G
5C-H
Mission #149
MACR 9275
29-Sep-1944
---           
23-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Bankston, Ray NMI, Jr. S/Sgt 38428208 42148 668th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-9211
A-20G
2A-C
Mission #50
MACR 4971
20-May-1944
---           
08-Jun-1945
Stalag 4F + Work Camps Hartmannsdorf-Chemnitz Saxony 51-12
Berkes, Earl Fredrick Sgt 16111527 16952 671st Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 41-39321
A-26B
F6-V
Mission #206
MACR 12448
16-Feb-1945
---           
Before
30-Jun-1945
Dulag Luft Oberursel
Boyer, Harold Eugene S/Sgt 20506057   669th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-9983
A-20G
2A-J
Mission #58
MACR 5035
27-May-1944
---           
3-Sep-1944
Evaded Capture for over 3 months until Liberated by Allies
Brown, Floyd Edward S/Sgt 15338062 48295 668th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-10203
A-20G
5H-R
Mission #58
MACR 5033
27-May-1944
---           
12-Jun-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Buskirk, Joseph Alfred Sgt 12064124   669th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-9717
A-20G
2A-N
Mission #116
MACR 7850
6-Aug-1944
---           
27-Aug-1944
Evaded Capture for 3 weeks until Liberated by Allies
Campbell, Murdoch William Maj O-397425 50599 669th Pilot 43-21468
A-20J
2A-J
Mission #68
MACR 6045
6-Jun-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
Cavanagh, Albert Francis Sgt 16077155 51958 668th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-21760
A-20G
5H-Z
Mission #153
MACR 9222
7-Oct-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Chalmers, John Joseph 1Lt O-533025 52191 668th Pilot 43-22512
A-26C
2A-T
Mission #204
MACR 12346
14-Feb-1945
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Church, Charles NMI 2Lt O-440998 52986 669th Pilot 43-10148
A-20G
2A-H
Mission #68
MACR 6046 / MACR 9832
6-Jun-1944
---           
19-May-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Coffey, Gerald Lemoyne S/Sgt 38464402 53913 669th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-10206
A-20G
2A-F
Mission #58
MACR 5032
27-May-1944
---           
29-Apr-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Collier, Jasper LeRoy Sgt 14157885 54244 670th Gunner 41-39235
A-26B
F6-M
Mission #191
No_Report
23-Jan-1945
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08
Colosimo, Russell Joseph S/Sgt 33181528 54393 669th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-21961
A-20G
2A-P
Mission #148
MACR 9188
29-Sep-1944
---           
29-Jun-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Cope, Grady Franklin S/Sgt 38396306 55062 669th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-10206
A-20G
2A-F
Mission #58
MACR 5032
27-May-1944
---           
30-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Cornell, Ross Harold, Jr. 1Lt O-730870
19047597
55253 669th Pilot 43-22521
A-26C
2A-N
Mission #239
MACR 13153
18-Mar-1945
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Unknown
Creeden, Edward James S/Sgt 31140813 56088 671st Airplane Armorer-Gunner 41-39237
A-26B
5C-D
Mission #239
MACR 13154
18-Mar-1945
---           
Before
30-Jun-1945
Stalag 7A
Curtis, Layford Burdett T/Sgt 34612493 56831 669th Gunner 43-9390
A-20G
2A-G
Mission #117
MACR 7799
8-Aug-1944
---           
25-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Dugan, John Dallas, Jr. Sgt 19047925   669th Gunner 43-9390
A-20G
2A-G
Mission #117
MACR 7799
8-Aug-1944
---           
5-Sep-1944
Evaded Capture for 1 month until Liberated by Allies
Fields, William Edward S/Sgt 35339996 64236 669th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-9673
A-20G
2A-I
Mission #117
MACR 7794
8-Aug-1944
---           
23-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Fortner, Kim S/Sgt 15088677 17287 668th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-22512
A-26C
2A-T
Mission #204
MACR 12346
14-Feb-1945
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Unknown
Gossett, Joseph Dervin S/Sgt 34446849 69480 670th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-21759
A-20G
F6-G
Mission #148
MACR 9273
29-Sep-1944
---           
19-Jun-1945
Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
Gray, Clarence Martin S/Sgt 14153336 69890 668th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-9216
A-20G
5H-E
Mission #50
MACR 4972
20-May-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Gullion, Allen Wyant, Jr. 1Lt O-026353 71073 669th Pilot 43-10206
A-20G
2A-F
Mission #58
MACR 5032
27-May-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Harris, Joseph Merlin Sgt 37126176 73036 668th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-21760
A-20G
5H-Z
Mission #153
MACR 9222
7-Oct-1944
---           
29-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Hart, Gerald Edward Sgt 17169842   670th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-9978
A-20G
F6-S
Mission #116
MACR 7872
6-Aug-1944
---           
5-Sep-1944
Evaded Capture for 3 months until Liberated by Allies
Hatch, Harold Finlay S/Sgt 13066543 73533 669th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-21468
A-20J
2A-J
Mission #68
MACR 6045
6-Jun-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Hay, Jamie Edward Sgt 14142496   669th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-9717
A-20G
2A-N
Mission #116
MACR 7850
6-Aug-1944
---           
27-Aug-1944
Evaded Capture for 3 weeks until Liberated by Allies
Hewes, Harry Earl, Jr. 2Lt O-669722
14057302
75090 669th Pilot 43-9983
A-20G
2A-J
Mission #58
MACR 5035
27-May-1944
---           
2-Sep-1944
Hospitalized by Germans in and around Paris France, until Paris was Liberated by Allies
Hume, James Noland S/Sgt 11013679 77749 668th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-10203
A-20G
5H-R
Mission #58
MACR 5033
27-May-1944
---           
29-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Jedinak, Albert NMI 2Lt O-749848
35014046
79160 671st Bombardier/Navigator 43-10129
A-20J
5C-I
Mission #46
MACR 4634
12-May-1944
---           
7-Aug-1944
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Jokinen, William Richard 1Lt O-795401
12053554
  671st Pilot 41-39237
A-26B
5C-D
Mission #239
MACR 13154
18-Mar-1945
---           
6-Apr-1945
Not assigned to any German POW Camp - Escaped while marching in POW column
Kasper, Joseph Francis S/Sgt 06944924 81242 669th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-9983
A-20G
2A-J
Mission #58
MACR 5035
27-May-1944
---           
2-May-1945
Unknown
Larsen, Harry Walter Sgt 16002519 85745 668th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-9893
A-20G
5H-P
Mission #58
No_Report
27-May-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Unknown
Maciulewicz, Peter Paul S/Sgt 13134462 89336 669th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-10148
A-20G
2A-H
Mission #68
MACR 6046 / MACR 9832
6-Jun-1944
---           
Before
30-Jun-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Middleton, Clyde Walton S/Sgt 17100579 94603 671st Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-21724
A-20J
5C-A
Mission #149
MACR 9274
29-Sep-1944
---           
12-Jun-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Molver, Vern Edward S/Sgt 19005380   668th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-9216
A-20G
5H-E
Mission #50
MACR 4972
20-May-1944
---           
5-Sep-1944
Evaded Capture for over 3 months and took part in French Resistance activity until Liberated by Allies
Newkirk, Arlington Westley S/Sgt 13157600   668th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-9360
A-20G
5H-S
Mission #65
MACR 6049
3-Jun-1944
---           
28-Aug-1944
Evaded Capture for about 3 months and fought with FFI until Liberated by Allies
Nikas, Anton Peter 2Lt O-813560
36306222
98973 668th Pilot 43-9360
A-20G
5H-S
Mission #65
MACR 6049
3-Jun-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Novak, Stanley George Sgt 36666232 99348 668th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-21770
A-20G
5H-I
Mission #115
MACR 7657
6-Aug-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
O'Connell, Lawrence William S/Sgt 17159973 99509 670th Gunner 41-39227
A-26B
F6-F
Mission #180
MACR 11517
1-Jan-1945
---           
05-Jun-1945
Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
Palin, William Harmond 1Lt O-748094
15095899
  669th Bombardier/Navigator 43-21468
A-20J
2A-J
Mission #68
MACR 6045
6-Jun-1944
---           
5-Sep-1944
Evaded Capture for 3 months until Liberated by Allies
Potter, Harold A. Sgt 16119390   668th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-9684
A-20G
5H-K
Mission #87
MACR 6192
29-Jun-1944
---           
13-Aug-1944
Escaped from POW Transit Camp near Alencon
Robertson, Reece B. 1Lt O-750851
20949469
108461 669th Pilot 41-39242
A-26B
2A-Q
Mission #175
MACR 11922
24-Dec-1944
---           
Before
30-Jun-1945
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Rust, Egon Willie S/Sgt 38365727 110229 671st Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-10129
A-20J
5C-I
Mission #46
MACR 4634
12-May-1944
---           
14-Jun-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Saidla, John Boon 2Lt O-759512 110559 668th Pilot 43-21760
A-20G
5H-Z
Mission #153
MACR 9222
7-Oct-1944
---           
12-Jun-1945
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Scott, George Wayne Sgt 35548906 112523 668th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-9360
A-20G
5H-S
Mission #65
MACR 6049
3-Jun-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Shainberg, Norman Vernon 1Lt O-737483
17038893
113288 669th Pilot 43-9390
A-20G
2A-G
Mission #117
MACR 7799
8-Aug-1944
---           
30-Jan-1945
Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11
Shatzer, Herbert Erdman S/Sgt 33718687 113438 669th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-10148
A-20G
2A-H
Mission #68
MACR 6046 / MACR 9832
6-Jun-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Shaw, LeRoy Richard S/Sgt 37559500 113486 668th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-9211
A-20G
2A-C
Mission #50
MACR 4971
20-May-1944
---           
Before
30-Jun-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Siracusa, Lucian James 1Lt O-797730
12053197
114832 668th Pilot 43-10203
A-20G
5H-R
Mission #58
MACR 5033
27-May-1944
---           
29-Apr-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Sittarich, John Joseph S/Sgt 37573540 114875 668th Gunner 41-39361
A-26B
5H-M
Mission #239
MACR 13152
18-Mar-1945
---           
Before
30-Jun-1945
Stalag 7A
Thompson, James Bryan S/Sgt 15016702 121106 669th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-21468
A-20J
2A-J
Mission #68
MACR 6045
6-Jun-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Welsh, Arthur Joseph 2Lt O-691208   668th Pilot 43-21770
A-20G
5H-I
Mission #115
MACR 7657
6-Aug-1944
---           
2-Sep-1944
Held in Paris Hospital until Paris was liberated
Wilds, Harley James S/Sgt 37115854 24051 671st Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-10165
A-20G
5C-H
Mission #149
MACR 9275
29-Sep-1944
---           
13-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Williamson, Julius Caesar, Jr. Sgt 15113439 24625 668th Airplane Armorer-Gunner 43-9893
A-20G
5H-P
Mission #58
No_Report
27-May-1944
---           
16-Sep-1944
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Wing, Jeong Shew S/Sgt 18158622 25125 669th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-21961
A-20G
2A-P
Mission #148
MACR 9188
29-Sep-1944
---           
26-Apr-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Wipperman, Ronald Alvin 2Lt O-750752 25239 671st Pilot 43-10164
A-20G
5C-I
Mission #68
MACR 6047
6-Jun-1944
---           
29-Apr-1945
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Wright, Raymond Elwin Sgt 38154863 26083 668th Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 43-21770
A-20G
5H-I
Mission #115
MACR 7657
6-Aug-1944
---           
Before
31-May-1945
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16




Our sincere thanks to the following for their gracious assistance and dedication to the on-going preservation
of the memories of the 416th Bomb Group and all who served in WWII.
Research and information compilation on each of the 416th BG POWs and Evaders
was primarily provided by Tom Rickels, Steve Roy, Wayne Sayles and Rick Prucha.
Guidance regarding POW history, Escape and Evasion, French Helpers and Escape Lines came from Ron Bolesta,
Warren B. Carah, Jean Michael Dozier, Brian Gibbons, Keith Jane and Michael Moores LeBlanc.
We sincerely appreciate the the gracious assistance of many others, including but not limited to:
Jim Church, Donna Cox-Hill, Jen Martz, Kathe and Gary Rensner, Ross Stewart, Alain Trouplin, Joseph Wilds.

The 416th Bomb Group Archive strives to present all information as correctly and historically accurate as possible.
To obtain or share information, comment, or if you are aware of any mistakes on our website,
please Contact the 416th BG Archive.




See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources