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by Arnold A. Wright

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McCRIGHT WENT BACK TO USING 1411 TO BEGAN VOLUME 3 LIST OF POWS

1411. SALA, ROBERT 0681204 USAAF 139/11 PILOT
4921 QUINSLEY B-26
CHICAGO, ILL. 6167 5-28-5
DULAG LUFT 6-4 TO 24 STALAG LUFT 3 6-28-44
HIT BY FLAK. SHIP SET FIRE IN RADIO ROOM, NAVIGATOR
COMPARTMENT. BAILED OUT- LANDED 4M OFF SHORE , 20M
NORTH OF CALIAS. BURNS ON LEFT ARM, FACE. DRIFTED 5
HOURS IN MAE WEST. PICKED UP BY INFANTRY FROM BEACH.
CALIAS NAVAL GUNS SNAC 844.
AIR MEDAL-S-C- 3-12-21 55

1412. HANSEN, WILFRED N 2LT 0700161 USAAF 139/11 NAVIGATOR
4916 FISHER B-24
DETROIT, MICH. 6120 5-14-44
DULAG LUFT 6-21 TO 6-23 STALAG LUFT 3 6-28-44
RAN OUT OF GAS. BAILED OUT- LANDED 10M N. CALIS,
FRANCE. CAPT IMM BY LUFTWAFFE. LEFT KNEE TWISTED.
ASIATIC AND PACIFIC CAMPAIGN RIBBON.
AIR DROME,
-C- 7-26-18 3

1413. CRIVNER, CLARENCE F 1LT 0746195 USAAF 139/12 F. PILOT
241 LEWIS P-38
LINDSLEY, CALIF. 6170 5-25-44
DULAG LUFT 6-19 TO 6- 22 STALAG LUFT 3 6-26-44
SHOT DOWN BY FW190’S. SHIP ON FIRE. BAILED OUT – LANDED NEAR BERUX,
FRANCE. BURNS ON FACE, EYES, WRIST.CAPT IMM BY INFANTRY.
FIGHTER ESCORT, METZ
S-P- 9-25-22 M1

1414. AVCHARDSON, CHARLES A F/O USAAF PILOT
2306 FRONT ST. B-17
GRAND LEDGE, MICH. 6165 5-28-44
DULAG LUFT 6-24 TO 6-26 STALAG LUFT 3 6-28-44
FW190 SET NO. 2DROPPED BOMBS, BAILED OUT. LANDED NEAR MADGEBURG,
GERMANY. 20MM FRAG. IN LEFT ARM. CAPT IMM BY CIVILIANS ARMED WITH
RIFLES. ENG. ON FIRE. BLEW PROP OFF OF NO. 3.
OIL REFINERY, MAGDEBURG
M-P- 10-15-17 6

1415. BOON, VERN N 2LT 0755071 USAAF 139/13 BOMBARDIER
2340 17TH AVE. B-17
OAKLAND, CALIF. 6091 6-14-44
DULAG LUFT 6-21 TO 6-22 STALAG LUFT 3 6-28-44
HIT BY FLAK, DESTROYED NO. 2-3-4 ENGS. BAILED OUT- LANDED 15M OF RDUEN.
CAPT IMM BY INFANTRY. LEFT ANKLE INJURED. PROMOTED TO 1LT., JUNE ,44. PARIS, FRANCE.
AIR MEDAL-M-P- 1-23-18 29

1416. WILLIAMS, TIERRENCE M CAPT 0730694 USAAF 139/13 PILOT
GE TTSBURG, S. DAKOTA 6182 P-38 6-14-44
DULAG LUFT 6-19 TO 6-22 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44
HIT BY FLAK AT 0′ ALT., LEFT ENG AND FUSELAGE SET ON FIRE. BAILED OUT- LANDED
2M FROM ZWOLLE, HOLLAND. LEGS BRUISED. CAPT IMM BY CIVILIANS.
ESCORT-STRAFING, ZWOLLE, HOLLAND
AIR MEDAL 4-18-21

1417. LACEY, NORMAN R. 0551172 USAAF 139/14 NAVIGATOR
WATERPORT, N.Y. 6137 B-17 6-20-44
DULAG LUFT 6-21 TO 6-23 STALAG LUFT 6-24-44
FLAK DESTROYED NO. 1-2-3 ENGS. CRASH LANDED SOUTH OF
HAMBURG. CAPT IMM BY INFANTRY
OIL, HARBURG, GERMANY
SNAC 997 S-P- 3-18-11 19

1418. PARKER, JOHN T 1LT 0753239 USAAF 139/14 PILOT
CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO 6156 B-17 6-20-44
DULAG LUFT 6-21 TO 6-23 STALAG LUFT 3 6-28-44
FLAK DESTROYED NO. 1-2-3 ENGS. CRASH LANDED NEAR
HAMBURG. CAPT IMM BY INFANTRY
OIL, HARBURG, GERMANY
S-P 3-23-23 20

1419. SCHREINER, KENNETH C 2LT USAAF 135/14 PILOT
ARTISIAN AVE. 6169 B-17 6-18-44
DULAG LUFT 6-21 TO 6-24 STALAG LUFT 6-28-44
FLAK BIT NO. 2 DESTROYED OIL PRESSURE GAGES, NO. 4 SET
ON FIRE. BAILED OUT AT 12,000 FEET- LANDED 15M FROM
HANOVER, GERMANY. CAPT IMM BY CIVILIANS.
P.F.F., HANOVER, GERMANY
AIR MEDAL-M-C- 3-14-19 16

1420. SANSOM, DONALD C 2LT 0762811 USAAF 135/6 BOMBARDIER.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 6168 B-17 6-14-44
DULAG LUFT 6-21 TO 6-28 STALAG LUFT 3 6-25-44 w
FLAK DESTROYED NO. 1-2 ENG. TAIL GUNNER KILLED. RUDDER DESTROYED.
CRASH LANDED 3M OF GARSON, YUGOSLAVIA. CAPT IMM BY INFANTRY.
OIL, BUDAPEST
S-P- 2-25-25 1

1421. RICHARDSON, EUGENE 2LT 757921 USAAF 135/7 BOMBARDIER.
DAVENPORT, IOWA 6166 B-17 6-18-44
DULAG LUFT 6-22 TO 6-25 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44
FLAK HIT NO. 2-4 ENG. DESTROYED RIGHT WING. SHIP SET
ON FIRE. BAILED OUT- LANDED 15M FROM HANOVER, GERMANY.
ANKLE SPRAINED ON LANDING. CAPT IMM BY CIVILIANS. ALL
CREW MEMBERS CAUGHT, PUT FIELD, KEPT 5 HOURS
OIL REFINERY, HANOVER, GERMANY
AIR MEDAL-M-C- 8-27-20 13

1422. KNUTSON, CARROL F 2LT 0818694 USAAF 135/14 PILOT
LOS ANGLES, CALIF. 6135 B-17 6-18-44
DULAG LUFT 6-21 TO 6-24 STALAG LUFT 3 6-26-44
FLAK DESTROYED NO. 2-4 ENGS. RIGHT WING SET ON FIRE.
BAILED OUT- LANDED 10M SOUTH OF HANOVER. CAPT IMM BY CIVILIANS.
P.F.F. HANOVER, GERMANY
SNAC 4220148 S-P- 3-14-24 14

1423. CASEY, DONALD E 2LT 0696058 USAAF 135/5 NAVIGATOR
CHICAGO, ILL. 6100 B-17 6-18-44
DULAG LUFT 6-20 TO 6-23 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44
FLAK SET FIRE TO NO. 3 ENG GAS TANK. BAILED OUT. SHIP
EXPLODED. LANDED ONE MILE FROM HAMBURG. CAPT IMM BY LUFTWAFFE.
OIL REFINERY, HAMBURG, GERMANY
W AIR MEDAL-S-C- 11-6-24 28

1424. BAUER, MORRES J 2LT 0760766 USAAF 135/5 PILOT
PORTLAND, OREGON 6088 B-24 6-21-44
DULAG LUFT 6-23 TO 6-24 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44
FW190 DESTROYED TOP TURRET. FIRE IN BOMB BAY, WAIST,
NOSE. BAILED OUT- LANDED NEAR BERLIN. CAPT IMM BY INFANTRY.
P.F.F, BERLIN, GERMANY
M-P- 6-13-21

1425. WILKIE, VALLEAU JR 2LT 0677379 USAAF 135/5 PILOT
MORRIS TOWN, N.J. 6061 B-17 1-11-44
DULAG LUFT 6-15 TO 6-16 STALAG LUFT 3 6-22-43
HIT BY FLAK. STRAGGLED. ATTACKED BY ME109-ME110’S.
NO. 1-2 ENG. DESTROYED. FUEL TANK IN LEFT WING ON
FIRE. BAILED OUT- LANDED 20M W. OSNABRUCK, GERMANY.
FREE UNTIL 6-1-44. CAPTURED BY GESTAPO AT ANTWERP.
F.W. FACTORY, BRUNSWICK, GERMANY.
S-P- 7-3-23 2

1426. WARREN, FRED JR 2LT 0671152 USAAF 135/5 BOMBARDIER
MAURY CITY, TENN. 6057 B-17 1-11-44
DULAG LUFT 6-15 TO 6-16 STALAG LUFT 3 6-22-44
SAME AS WILKIE ABOVE.
AIRCRAFT FACTORY, BRUNSWICK, GERMANY
S-P- 5-11-21 33

1427. CORKIN, THOMAS J 2LT 0751269 USAAF 135/5 PILOT
OROVILLE, CALIF. 6008 B-17G 3-22-44
DULAG LUFT 6-15 TO 6-16 STALAG LUFT 3 6-6-20
HIT BY FLAK. NO. 2 ENG. AND GAS TANK SET AFIRE. BAILED
OUT- LANDED 16KLM FROM ANTWERP. FREE 6 DAYS. CAPT BY
GESTAPO IN ANTWERP. PROMOTED TO 1ST LT. 3-20-44
S-P- 7-20-19 19

1428. MANGER. EDWARD J. 2ND LT. 0809828 125/9 PILOT
YONKER, NY 6161 B-17 6-20-44
DULAG LUFT 6-22 TO 6-23 – STALAG LUFT 3, 6-20-44
HIT BY FLAK IN RADIO ROOM. SHIP BLOWN INTO TWO PARTS. BAILED OUT
LANDED NEAR HAMBURG. CAPTURED IMM BY INFANTRY.
OIL REFINERY, HAMBURG, GERMANY.
M.C. 10-21-23

1429. MASSEY, HUGH L. F/O T-6121706 USAAF 127/5 PILOT.
HASTING, OKLAHOMA. 6149 B-24 6-13-44
DULAG LUFT 6-18 TO 6-20 STALAG LUFT 6-26-44.
HIT BY FLAK. STRAGGLED. ATTACKED BY FW190 – JU-88’S AND ME109’S.
NUMBERS 1,2, & 3 ENGINES DESTROYED. BAILED OUT
LANDED INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. CAPTURED IMM BY INFANTRY.
TARGET: MOTOR WORKS, MUNCIH, GERMANY.
S-P- 2-26-23. 3

1430. POPADINE, ALEXANDER, 2ND LT. 0708869 127/5 BOMBARDIER.
DANVILLE, ILL. 6160 B-24 6-13-44
DULAG LUFT 6-19 TO 6-20, STALAG LUFT 3 6-26-44
SAME AS MASSEY ABOVE (1429) BAILED OUT – LANDED NEAR INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA.
BACK INJURED. CAPTURED IMM BY INFANTRY.
TARGET: MOTOR WORKS, MUNCIH, GERMANY.
S-P- 2-26-23. 8

1431. HAWLEY, DAVID R. 2ND LT. 0689961 USAAF 172/4 PILOT.
CLEVELAND, OHIO 6123 B-24 6-13-44
DULAG LUFT 6-18 TO 6-20 — STALAG LUFT 3 6-26-44
SAME AS POPADINE (1430) ABOVE. BAILED OUT – LANDED NEAR INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA,
FACE CUTS, LEFT KNEE INJURED.. CAPTURED BY CIVILAINS.
TARGET; VMW WORKS, MUNICH, GERMANY.
M-P- 1-23-18 42

1432. PORTER, ELLIS 2ND LT. 0758723 USAAF 125/9 PILOT
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND 6161 B-17 6-20-44
DULAG LUFT 6-22 TO 6-23 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44
HIT BY FLAK IN RADIO ROOM. SHIP BLOWN INTO TWO PARTS. BAILED OUT
LANDED NEAR HAMBURG. CAPTURED IMM BY INFANTRY.
OIL REFINERY, HAMBURG, GERMANY.
M.C. 10-21-23 1

1433. GOZA, KIRK B. 2ND LT. 06917113 USAAF 127/4 PILOT.
TOLEDO, OHIO 6114 B-24 6-16-44
DULAG LUFT 6/18 TO 6/20 STALAG LUFT 3 6-26-44
HIT BY FLAK, NO. 1 AND 2 ENGINES DESTROYED. RUDDER SHOT AWAY. BAILED OUT
LANDED 50 MILES EAST ZAGREB, YUGOSLAVIA. LANDED IN A TREE. YUGOSLAVIAN PATRIOTS
(TITO’S PARTISANS) WERE HELPING GET HIM DOWN FROM THE TREE WHEN SERBIAN SOLDIERS
CAME UP AND BEGAN FIRING, DRIVING AWAY THE PARTRIOTS. CAPTURED.
TARGET: OIL REFINERY AT VIENNA, AUSTRIA
M-P- 1-22-18 16

1434. EPRS, MORRIS F. 2ND LT. 0698526 USAAF 128/13 BOMBARDIER
KNOXVILLE, TENN. 6106 B-24 6-18-44
DULAG LUFT 6-I9 TO 6-21 STALAG LUFT 6-27-44
HIT BY FLAX. TAIL TURRET AND NO.4 ENG. DESTROYED. NO. 1 RAN AWAY.
BAILED OUT,LANDED NEAR STADE, GERMANY. CAPTURED IMM BY LUFTWAFFE.
TARGET: AIRDROME AT FESSBURG, GERMANY.
M-P- 6-6-21 6

1435. GAVENDA, WILLIAM 2LT 0706926 USAAF 128/13 NAVIGATOR
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILL. 6111 B-24 6-18-44
DULAG LUFT 6-19 TO 6-22 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27
SAME AS EPRS- LANDED NEAR STRDE, GERMANY. CAPT IMM BY INFANTRY.
TARGET: AIRDROME AT FESSBURG, GERMANY.
M-C- 3-5-20 5

1436. JONES, ALLEN 2ND LT. 0747589 USAAF 128/16 BOMBARDIER.
FRUIT POINT, MICHIGAN 6131 B-24 6-21-44.
DULAG LUFT 6-22 TO 6-24 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44
OXYGEN SYSTEM FAILED.. DECENDED TO O’ ALTITUDE. NUMBER 4 ENGINE
PROPELLER HIT A HOUSE. MACHINE GUN FIRE DESTROYED NO. 2, CRASH LANDED
IN WHEAT FIELD – 20 MILES FROM ULDENBURG, GERMANY. CAPTURED BY CIVILIAN
AND TURNED OVER TO FLAK GUNNERS.
TARGET: CITY NORTH OF BERLIN, GERMANY
S-P- 8-7-20 11

1437. JOHNSON, DANIEL W. F/O T-61759 USAAF 128/16 PILOT.
HEARLAND, ALABAMA. 6129 B-17 6-24-44
DULAG LUFT 6-12 TO 6-19 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44.
HIT BY FLAK – SHIP SET ON FIRE FROM COCKPIT BACK TO RADIO ROOM
BAILED OUT — LANDED 5 MILES FROM ABBEVILLE, FRANCE
AIR MEDAL -S-P- 8-6-22 15

1438. NORTHROP, HENRY H. 2ND LT 0813561 USAAF 128/17 PILOT.
BATAVIA, NY 6152 B-24 6-18-44.
DULAG LUFT 6-20 TO 6-24 STALAG LUFT 3 6-28-44.
ENGINES NO. 1-4-3 FAILED. BAILED OUT – LANDED IN VICINITY OF KIEL,
GERMANY. CAPTURED BY CIVILIANS.
TARGET: AIRDROME AT HAMBURG, GERMANY
S-P- 3-28-17 3

1439. DUNCAN, COLEMAN 2ND LT 0696013 USAAF 139/10 BOMBARDIER.
CAIRO, NY 6105 B-24 6-14-44.
DULAG LUFT 6-17 TO 6-20 STALAG LUFT 3 6-26-44.
GAS TANK HIT BY FLAK. BAILED OUT – LANDED NEAR BURGES, GERMANY.
CAPTURED IMM BY MILITARY POLICE.
TARGET: AIRDROME AT FARON, FRANCE.
SNAC 750 S-P- 10-26-19 3

1440. COSGROVE, DANIEL B. 2ND LT 0684607 USAAF 129/14 BOMBARDIER.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 6101 B-17 5-27-44. HOSPTIAL AT MAGDEBURG, GERMANY.
DULAG LUFT 6-22 TO 6-24 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44.
BAILED OUT – LANDED NEAR MAGDEBURG, GERMANY. 20MM IN ARM AND RIGHT LEG.
CAPTURED IMM BY INFANTRY.
TARGET: OIL REFINERY AT MAGDEBURG, GERMANY.
S-C- 4-18-21 9

1441. LADE, JACK A. 2ND LT 0818696 USAAF 129/14 PILOT.
POLIA GEORGIA 6138 B-17 6-20-44.
DULAG LUFT 6-22 TO 6-24 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44.
HIT BY FLAK – NO. 1 & 2 ENGINES DESTROYED – LEFT WING ON FIRE. BAILED OUT
LANDED NEAR HAMBURG, GERMANY. CAPTURED IMM BY TANK PERSONEL.
TARGET: OIL REFINERY AT HAMBURG, GERMANY.
N-P- 9-2-21 2

1442. AMENSON, DON L. 2ND LT 080284 USAAF 129/6 PILOT.
CHICAGO, ILL 5993 B-24 6-13-44.
HIT BY FLAK – RUDDER DESTROYED. BAILED OUT
LANDED NEAR MUNICH, GERMANY. CAPTURED BY HOME GUARD.
TARGET: MUNICH, GERMANY.
N-C- 9-28-44 15

1443. SCOGNAMIGLIC, J. H. 2ND LT 069545 USAAF 139/6 BOMBARDIER.
HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY 3048 B-24 6-13-44.
DULAG LUFT 6-14 TO 6-16 STALAG LUFT 3 6-22-44.
SAME AS ABOVE (1442). LANDED NEAR MUNICH, GERMANY. CAPTURED
BY GESTAPO, QUITE DAZED WHEN LANDED. DAZE WENT AWAY WHILE WALKING.
GESTAPO FIRED – STOPPED. GESTAPO HIT HIM IN THE JAW AND TOLD HIM TO WALK
FASTER. HIT HIM ON THE HEAD WITH BUTT OF PISTOL.
TARGET: MUNICH, GERMANY.
S-C- 4-21-44 15

1444. WILKINSON, ROBERT G. 2ND LT 0808924 USAAF 139/7 PILOT.
LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA. 6060 B-17 5-29-44.
DULAG LUFT 6-2 TO 6-18 STALAG LUFT 3 6-23-44.
ATTACKED BY FW190’S. FIRE IN COCKPIT. BAILED OUT
LANDED NEAR ROKITTEN, GERMANY. CAPTURED IMM BY CIVILIANS.
TARGET: F.W. FACTORY AT BERLIN, GERMANY.
SNAC 291475 M-P- 9-14-20 9

1445. WISNER, HERBERT M. 2ND LT 0752733 USAAF 139/5 BOMBARDIER.
CHICAGO, ILL. 6184 B-24 6-20-44.
DULAG LUFT 6-23 TO 6-24 STALAG LUFT 3 6-27-44.
SHOT DOWN BY FIGHTERS. BAILED OUT – LANDED IN BALTIC SEA.
BACK INJURED – DRIFTED ONE HALF HOUR IN MAE WEST – PICKED UP BY INFANTRY IN MOTOR BOAT.
TARGET; OIL REFINERY AT POLITZ, POLAND.
SNAC 0227 M-P- 6-18-19 15