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Biography
Last Name: 
GUERRERO
First Name Middle Initial:
RUDOLPH R
Nick Name:
'RUDY'
Street:  39141 VIA CADIZ City & State: MURRIETA, CA E-Mail:  rudyb17@earthlink.net
Zip: 92563 Phone:  909 677 6245 Spouse: PEGGY
Conflict: WW11 Service Branch: Army Air Corp Unit: 493BG 860BS 8th AF
Theater: Where Captured: Holland Date Captured: 10/05/44
Camps Held In: STALAG IV C How Long Interned: 209 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 05/02/45 Age at Capture: 19
Medals Received:
Military Job: Ball Turret, Tail Gunner & Toggler Company: Serv-U Meat Packing Co.
Occupation after War:  Plant Supt

 

Bio:

Rudolph (Rudy) Guerrero - Born Los Angeles 05-02-25 - Inducted 10-08-43 into USAAF. Basic Training Buckley Field Colo. Gunnery School Kingman Ariz. Crew Assignment and Destination at Lincoln Neb. Left New York on Troop Ship for England. Assigned to B17 493rd BG 860BS Debach England.
I was assigned as 1st LT. Bisaro's Ball Turret Gunner . At the time Lt Bisaro and Crew went on Flak Leave so interim I volunteered to fly on six other Missions which I flew as Tail, Ball Turret and Toggler. My Seventh and First Mission with Bisaro after crew returned from flak leave we were shot down over Munster Germany , bailed over Holland captured by Germans taken to Frankfurt Germany for Interrogation then transported by rail in Box Cars to the North Eastern part of Occupied Poland the small town Grosstvchow then marched to Stalag IV and incarcerated until 2-7-45 when we started approx. 500 mile march across Germany ahead of the advancing Russian Army. That year was recorded to be one of the coldest winters, we marched from sun up till dusk, through snow etc. where we would sleep in open fields, forest or barns . Many POWs included myself suffered Frostbite and Dysentery etc. There was little food. We liberated by the French Canadian Tank Corp. which happened to be my Birthday 5-2-45.Returned to USA on Troop Ship then assigned as a Supply Sgt. at Santa Ana CA. Discharged 10-29-45, with the Rank of S/Sgt. Presently resides in Murrieta with wife Peggy .

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