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George William Michel Collection

George William Michel Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
George William Michel
State of Birth:
MI
Home State:
WI
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1945
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
576th Bomb Squadron, 392nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force
Location of Service
Fort Custer, Michigan; Florida; Salt Lake City, Utah; Blythe, California; RAF Wendling, England; Switzerland; European Theater
Highest Rank
Technical Sergeant
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran served as a B-24 bomber radio operator and gunner, completing 9 missions. On his tenth mission he was interned in Switzerland after his aircraft had a mechanical failure. He escaped with the help from the Free French Forces and Maquis.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Jean Hoffmann
Interviewer:
Daniel L. Stika
Contributor:
Jean Hoffmann
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Voices of Veterans
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/92684
Subjects:
Michel, George William
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
George William Michel Collection
(AFC/2001/001/92684), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2020-05-26
 

 

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