2009 — MA
Lt Franklin Darrel was a Lt. Bombardier in a B 25 Mitchell in the MTO, the 321st Bomb Group, 447thBomb Squadron, Corsica. He was shot down, 6 Feb. 1945, His Capt and Co-Pilot both stayed with the ship (B 25 Mitchell) until all the men got our safely.
Capt Franklin Darrel (Not Darrell) was POW
World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946
Name: Franklin L J Darrell
Report Date: 6 Feb 1945
Latest Report Date: 16 Jun 1945
Grade: First Lieutenant
Grade Notes: First Lieutenant
Service Branch: Army
Arm or Service: Air Corps
Arm or Service Code: Air Corps
Organization Type: Medium Bomber
PARENT UNIT NUMBER 0321 0321
Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System
Area Served: North African Theatre: Italy
Detaining Country: Germany
Camp: 033 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria
(Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
Lt Col Franklin Darrel lived to be over 80 !
Info entered by Barbi Ennis Connolly, 321stBG Historian, 57th BW.