96 Bomb Squad - 2 Bomb Group - 15th Air Force
Captured: South of Vienna, Austria
Captured: July 16, 1944 - My 32nd mission
Held In: Stalag Luft IV and Stalag Luft I
Long Interned: Ten (10) months
/ repatriated: liberated
Liberated: May 13,1945
Received: Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, POW Medal, Purple
Heart, Good Conduct, Plus Campaign Medals - WWII, European-African-MIddle
Eastern and American Campaign
Job: Gunner - Photographer
after War: Mailman
DOB May 14, 1913 - New York, NY. Inducted May 1, 1942 - Ft.
Dix, NJ. Prior Service: 5 years NYNG.NCO Basic Recruit INST-May '42
thru Sept. '43 - Co "L" - 309th Regt - 78th Div - Cp Butner, NC.
TFRD-AAC-Aerial Gunner - Tyndall Field, FL - Sept.'43. Crew formed -
Kearns, Utah. B-24 Combat Crew Trng-Nov '43 thru Feb '44 - Biggs
Field, TX. Flew to ETO - B-24 from Topeka AFB, KS by way of Ft.
Elaza, Brazil to Dakar, Africa enroute to Italy-March-April '44. Assigned
to 96th Bomb Sqdn - 2nd Bomb Grp-15th AF on B-17s.
On July 16, 1944 my 32nd mission our B-17 was shot down by Flak - south of
Vienna, Austria. Flak wound rt. leg - one KIA- Bombardier - nine
POWs - captured that day. POW # 6777 - Ten (10) months - Stalag Luft
IV and Luft I. Liberated by Russians - May 13, 1945. Honorable
Discharge October 10, 1945. One (1) Purple Heart Awarded.