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  1. Stan McLeod

    Stan McLeod New Member

    Elisabethville POW Jun44 photo
     
  2. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the AAF forum Stan.
    Are you referring to this incident? http://www.seconde-guerre-mondiale.com/pow-elisabethville-historical-research.htm & http://www.seconde-guerre-mondiale.com/pow-elisabethville.htm

    The 20 page MACR 6199 for B-26B-55-MA-42-96121 starts here on fold3 https://www.fold3.com/image/29400250 page 3 attached. 4 POW, 2 Evaded.
    2nd Lt William E. Giffhorn, O-747691, bombardier, E&E Report 1170 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5555806
    Sgt William F Koenig, ASN: 19147442, gunner, E&E Report 1146 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5555783


    Also, there is a 397BG forum for threads about that group here http://www.forum.armyairforces.com/forums/397th-bg.214/
     

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  3. Lucky Partners

    Lucky Partners Well-Known Member

    Yes, welcome Stan. Is there a specific question behind your initial post? We could be a lot more helpful if we knew exactly what you were trying to learn and what resources you have already consulted.
     
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    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Freal Charles Knox
     

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  7. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    And like Hal asked why are we here? In short, Stan is the son of Lt. Col. Robert M. McLeod, CO 596BS, 397thBG and pilot of Marauder "Dee Feater" B-26B-55-MA-42-96142

    Featured and cited here http://www.markstyling.com/b26s.07.htm (nice click close-up of nose available)
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    Maj. Robert McLead, 397BG.jpg
    Photo courtesy http://www.atterburybakalarairmuseum.org/wwii-years.html

    These airmen were under his command.
    1st Lt Freal C Knox, O-684353, (P), POW
    2nd Lt Ossian A Seipel, O695772 (CP), POW
    Sgt James W Mellody 18178493, (EG), POW
    Sgt Norman C Edwards, 33558570, (RO), POW
    Sgt Jerome Ornstein, 36736362, (Photo), POW
     
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  8. Lucky Partners

    Lucky Partners Well-Known Member

    Remember Forum member Alf Johannessen who used Deefeater as his screen name.




    dee feater  42-96142.jpg
     
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  10. Lucky Partners

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    Thanks for posting that Jaap. Alf was very helpful to me when I was researching the 17th BG for a friend. He generously shared his knowledge regarding the B-26 anytime questions arose on the old Forum. Agree, he left us much too soon. RIP Alf.
     
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