668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

2Lt. John Boon Saidla

Pilot,  O-759512

Prisoner Of War

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 3-Feb-1924, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 7-Oct-1944
Captured: 7-Oct-1944 17:15, Between Wellschbillig and Hofweiler, County Trier
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Return Date: 12-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 12-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 110559

Died: 18-Aug-1959, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry

MACR 9222 Details

A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Acft received flak hit on canopy behind pilot. Seen to crash west of Trier, Germany. Three parachutes observed. Nickname of A/C: "Candace Ann"

The plane piloted by 2nd Lt John B. Saidla was hit behind the pilot's canopy and dropped away from the formation. Crewmen reported seeing three parachutes emerge from the plane and land on the west side of the town of Trier. His gunners were Sergeants A. F. Cavanaugh and J. M. Harris.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 153

Photos and Documents
John And Edna
John (Sonny) Saidla
Passenger List
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
WW II Draft Registration
WW II Draft Registration
MACR Capture document
MACR Capture document
Newspaper Clipping
The Tampa Times
Newspaper Clipping
Chicago Tribune
Border Crossing List
Passenger List
WW II Honoree

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