Nora Francis Bagwell

F, b. 2 June 1889, d. 2 August 1958
     Nora Francis Bagwell was born on 2 June 1889 in Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of James Richard Bagwell and Theodosia Eliza Bettis. As of after 1895,her married name was Weatherford.1 Nora Francis Bagwell married William Caldwell “Willie” Weatherford after 1895.1 Nora Francis Bagwell died on 2 August 1958 at age 69.1 She was buried at Era Cemetery, Era, Cooke County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S5942] Nora Francis Bagwell Weatherford Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36319537

Dora Ella Bagwell

F, b. 30 January 1880, d. 3 August 1962
     Dora Ella Bagwell was born on 30 January 1880 in Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of James Richard Bagwell and Theodosia Eliza Bettis. As of after 1895,her married name was McLemore.1 Dora Ella Bagwell married John Thomas “Doc” McLemore after 1895.1 Dora Ella Bagwell died on 3 August 1962 in Pine Grove, Polk County, Arkansas, at age 82.1 She was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Mena, Polk County, Arkansas.1

Citations

  1. [S5941] Dora Ella Bagwell McLemore Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/163757987

Walter Lesley Bagwell

M, b. 26 September 1878, d. 2 March 1945
     Walter Lesley Bagwell was also known as Walter Leslie Bagwell. He was born on 26 September 1878 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. He was the son of James Richard Bagwell and Theodosia Eliza Bettis. Walter Lesley Bagwell married Lina Groves on 7 August 1912 at Benton, Scott County, Missouri. Walter Lesley Bagwell died on 2 March 1945 at age 66. He was buried at North Texas State Hospital Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

Child of Walter Lesley Bagwell and Lina Groves

Citations

  1. [S5939] Capt James R Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66408191

Dulcie G. Hurst

F, b. 14 February 1899, d. November 1984
     Dulcie G. Hurst was born on 14 February 1899.1 As of after 1915,her married name was Bagwell. She married Charles Alvin Bagwell, son of James Richard Bagwell and Theodosia Eliza Bettis, after 1915.1 Dulcie G. Hurst died in November 1984 in Welborn Baptist Hospital, Evansville, Indiana, at age 85.1 She was buried at Deer Creek Cemetery, Sheridan, Crittenden County, Kentucky.2,1

Children of Dulcie G. Hurst and Charles Alvin Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S2124] Dulcie G. Hurst Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.
  2. [S2123] Charles Alvin Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.

Beulah Liza Merritt

F, b. 28 October 1924, d. 6 August 2009
     Beulah Liza Merritt was also known as Beulah Merrick. She was born on 28 October 1924 in Trigg County, Kentucky.1 As of 19 December 1940,her married name was Bagwell. She married Wiley Jackson Bagwell, son of Pinkney D. Bagwell and Inez Legate, on 19 December 1940 at Stewart County, Tennessee. Beulah Liza Merritt died on 6 August 2009 at age 84.1 She was buried at Fuller Cemetery, Crofton, Christian County, Kentucky.1

Children of Beulah Liza Merritt and Wiley Jackson Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S4651] Beulah Liza Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S4654] Jr Wiley Jackson "Jack" Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S5903] Elizabeth Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/202771376
  4. [S4652] Lola Mae Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Henrietta Victoria Barrow1

F, b. 7 July 1868, d. 21 January 1956
     Henrietta Victoria Barrow was also known as Victoria Henrietta Barrow. She was born on 7 July 1868 in Virginia.1,2,3 As of circa 1886,her married name was Bagwell.1,2 She married John William Bagwell, son of Berry R. Bagwell and Elmina Ware, circa 1886.1,2 Henrietta Victoria Barrow and John William Bagwell lived in 1900 in Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto County, Texas.2 Henrietta Victoria Barrow died on 21 January 1956 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, at age 87.1,3 She was buried at West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.3

Children of Henrietta Victoria Barrow and John William Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S2125] John William Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S2126] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Emuneration District: 119, Supervisor District: 263, Sheet: 9577B, Dwelling: 240, Family Number: 261, Date: 1900.
  3. [S3987] Henrietta Victoria Barrow Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S4003] Estelle Bagwell Edmonson Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

William Lucious Bagwell1

M, b. 3 April 1888, d. 12 April 1969
     William Lucious Bagwell was born on 3 April 1888 in Georgia.1,2 He was the son of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow.1 William Lucious Bagwell married Annie K. Munnerlyn on 15 August 1909 at Erath County, Texas. William Lucious Bagwell died on 12 April 1969 in San Diego County, California, at age 81.2 He was buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego County, California.2

Children of William Lucious Bagwell and Annie K. Munnerlyn

Citations

  1. [S2126] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Emuneration District: 119, Supervisor District: 263, Sheet: 9577B, Dwelling: 240, Family Number: 261, Date: 1900.
  2. [S3988] William Lucious Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S5137] Orville H Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Effie Jane Bagwell1

F, b. 11 June 1889, d. 1 July 1966
     Effie Jane Bagwell was born on 11 June 1889 in Georgia.1,2 She was the daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow.1 As of after 1905,her married name was Rich.3 Effie Jane Bagwell married William Jackson Rich after 1905.3 Effie Jane Bagwell died on 1 July 1966 in Dublin, Erath County, Texas, at age 77.2 She was buried at West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S2126] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Emuneration District: 119, Supervisor District: 263, Sheet: 9577B, Dwelling: 240, Family Number: 261, Date: 1900.
  2. [S3990] Effie Jane Bagwell Kimbro Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S3991] William Jackson Rich Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Bertie Clark Bagwell1,2

F, b. 23 December 1890, d. 9 March 1939
     Bertie Clark Bagwell was born on 23 December 1890 in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia.1,2 She was the daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow.1 As of 1912,her married name was Hyles.3 Bertie Clark Bagwell married John Edward Hyles in 1912 at Hamilton County, Texas.3 Bertie Clark Bagwell died on 9 March 1939 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas, at age 48.2 She was buried at Brownfield Cemetery, Brownfield, Terry County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S2126] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Emuneration District: 119, Supervisor District: 263, Sheet: 9577B, Dwelling: 240, Family Number: 261, Date: 1900.
  2. [S3992] Bertie Clarke Bagwell Hyles Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S3993] John Edward Hyles Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Robert Berry Bagwell1

M, b. 25 July 1892, d. 13 January 1963
     Robert Berry Bagwell was born on 25 July 1892 in Georgia.1,2 He was the son of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow.1 Robert Berry Bagwell married Mamie P. Jay before 1912. Robert Berry Bagwell died on 13 January 1963 in San Diego, San Diego County, California, at age 70.2 He was buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego County, California.2

Children of Robert Berry Bagwell and Mamie P. Jay

Citations

  1. [S2126] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Emuneration District: 119, Supervisor District: 263, Sheet: 9577B, Dwelling: 240, Family Number: 261, Date: 1900.
  2. [S3985] Robert Berry Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S3982] Audie Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Julie Elmina Bagwell1

F, b. 30 March 1894, d. 6 November 1989
     Julie Elmina Bagwell also went by the name of Ellie Bagwell. She was born on 30 March 1894 in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia.1,2 She was the daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow.1 As of before 1920,her married name was Anderson. Julie Elmina Bagwell married Joel B. Anderson before 1920. Julie Elmina Bagwell died on 6 November 1989 in Merced, Merced County, California, at age 95.2 She was buried at Merced Cemetery District, Merced, Merced County, California.2

Citations

  1. [S2126] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Emuneration District: 119, Supervisor District: 263, Sheet: 9577B, Dwelling: 240, Family Number: 261, Date: 1900.
  2. [S3994] Julia Elmina "Ellie" Bagwell Anderson Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Leroy "Lee" Bagwell1

M, b. 29 November 1895, d. 9 January 1983
     Leroy "Lee" Bagwell was also known as Lee Roy Bagwell. He was born on 29 November 1895 in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia.1,2 He was the son of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow.1 He served in the US Army from May 28 1918 to Feb 8 1919 during World War I. Leroy "Lee" Bagwell married Ruby Thelma Lee Stephens on 23 December 1925 at Hood County, Texas. Leroy "Lee" Bagwell died on 9 January 1983 in Lubbock County, Texas, at age 87.2 He was buried at Terry County Memorial Cemetery, Brownfield, Terry County, Texas.2

Children of Leroy "Lee" Bagwell and Ruby Thelma Lee Stephens

Citations

  1. [S2126] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Emuneration District: 119, Supervisor District: 263, Sheet: 9577B, Dwelling: 240, Family Number: 261, Date: 1900.
  2. [S3996] Lee Roy Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Susan Elizabeth Bagwell1

F, b. 31 October 1898, d. 10 May 1981
     Susan Elizabeth Bagwell was born on 31 October 1898 in Texas.1,2 She was the daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow.1 As of before 1920,her married name was Boase. Susan Elizabeth Bagwell married Samuel Jackson "Sam" Boase before 1920. Susan Elizabeth Bagwell died on 10 May 1981 in Tarrant County, Texas, at age 82.2 She was buried at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S2126] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Emuneration District: 119, Supervisor District: 263, Sheet: 9577B, Dwelling: 240, Family Number: 261, Date: 1900.
  2. [S3997] Susie E. Bagwell Boase Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S2308] Email from Madelda Thompson dated October 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Susan E. Bagwell and family.

Annie K. (?)

F

Joel B. Anderson

M, b. 3 November 1890, d. 4 July 1975
     Joel B. Anderson also went by the name of Joe Anderson. He was born on 3 November 1890 in Texas.1 He married Julie Elmina Bagwell, daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow, before 1920. Joel B. Anderson died on 4 July 1975 in Merced County, California, at age 84.1 He was buried at Merced Cemetery District, Merced, Merced County, California.1

Citations

  1. [S3995] Joel B "Joe" Anderson Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Samuel Jackson "Sam" Boase

M, b. circa 1893, d. 1972
     Samuel Jackson "Sam" Boase was born circa 1893 in Texas.1 He married Susan Elizabeth Bagwell, daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow, before 1920. Samuel Jackson "Sam" Boase died in 1972.1 He was buried at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S3998] Samuel Jackson "Sam" Boase Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S2308] Email from Madelda Thompson dated October 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Susan E. Bagwell and family.

Mary V. Bagwell

F, b. 4 July 1900, d. 5 October 1933
     Mary V. Bagwell was also known as Mary M. Bagwell.1 She was born on 4 July 1900 in Texas.1 She was the daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow. As of before 1930,her married name was Wills. Mary V. Bagwell married Tom Henry Wills before 1930. Mary V. Bagwell died on 5 October 1933 in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, at age 33.1 She was buried at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona.1

Citations

  1. [S3999] Mary M Bagwell Willis Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Tom Henry Wills

M, b. 1896, d. 1978
     Tom Henry Wills was born in 1896.1 He was a Private in the US Army during World War I.1 He married Mary V. Bagwell, daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow, before 1930. Tom Henry Wills died in 1978.1 He was buried at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona.1

Citations

  1. [S4000] Tom Henry Willis Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Mozelle Clara Bagwell

F, b. 17 September 1908, d. 18 May 1996
     Mozelle Clara Bagwell was born on 17 September 1908 in Duffau, Erath County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow. As of before 1930,her married name was Stephens. Mozelle Clara Bagwell married Walter Allen Stephens before 1930. Mozelle Clara Bagwell died on 18 May 1996 in Erath County, Texas, at age 87.1 She was buried at West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S4001] Mozelle Clara Bagwell Stephens Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Walter Allen Stephens

M, b. 15 January 1904, d. 20 November 1965
     Walter Allen Stephens was born on 15 January 1904.1 He married Mozelle Clara Bagwell, daughter of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow, before 1930. Walter Allen Stephens died on 20 November 1965 at age 61.1 He was buried at West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S4002] Walter Allen Stephens Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Mamie P. Jay

F, b. 1 September 1895, d. 24 October 1974
     Mamie P. Jay was born on 1 September 1895.1 As of before 1912,her married name was Bagwell. She married Robert Berry Bagwell, son of John William Bagwell and Henrietta Victoria Barrow, before 1912. Mamie P. Jay died on 24 October 1974 in Napa County, California, at age 79.1 She was buried at Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California.1

Children of Mamie P. Jay and Robert Berry Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S3986] Mamie P Jay Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S3982] Audie Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Oletha Francis Bagwell

F, b. 2 February 1914, d. 31 July 2011
     Oletha Francis Bagwell was born on 2 February 1914 in Texas.1 She was the daughter of Robert Berry Bagwell and Mamie P. Jay. Oletha Francis Bagwell died on 31 July 2011 in San Diego, San Diego County, California, at age 97.1 She was buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego County, California.1

Citations

  1. [S3984] Oletha Francis Bagwell Andrew Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Clinton Archie Bagwell

M, b. 28 November 1919, d. 5 January 1990
     Clinton Archie Bagwell was born on 28 November 1919 in Erath County, Texas.1 He was the son of Robert Berry Bagwell and Mamie P. Jay. He served in the US Army. Clinton Archie Bagwell died on 5 January 1990 in Sonoma County, California, at age 70.1 He was buried at Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California.1

Citations

  1. [S3983] Clinton Archie Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

John Lindsey Scoggins

M, b. 6 March 1856, d. 14 February 1937
     John Lindsey Scoggins was born on 6 March 1856 in Dirttown, Chattooga County, Georgia. He married Mary Francis Bagwell, daughter of Berry R. Bagwell and Elmina Ware, on 13 December 1889. John Lindsey Scoggins died on 14 February 1937 in Chattooga County, Georgia, at age 80.

Willie Mae Castleman1

F, b. 2 May 1888, d. 22 June 1978
     Willie Mae Castleman was born on 2 May 1888.1 As of after 1900,her married name was Bagwell.1 She married John Abner Bagwell, son of Nathaniel Robbins Bagwell and Sarah Elizabeth Rogers, after 1900.1 Willie Mae Castleman died on 22 June 1978 at age 90.1 She was buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.1

Children of Willie Mae Castleman and John Abner Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S2139] Willie Mae Castleman Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S2140] Clifford A. Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S2141] James Howard "Ike" Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.

Clifford A. Bagwell1

M, b. 3 July 1903, d. 23 October 1973
     Clifford A. Bagwell was born on 3 July 1903.1 He was the son of John Abner Bagwell and Willie Mae Castleman.1 Clifford A. Bagwell died on 23 October 1973 at age 70.1 He was buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

Citations

  1. [S2140] Clifford A. Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.

James Howard "Ike" Bagwell1

M, b. 4 May 1913, d. 30 July 1966
     James Howard "Ike" Bagwell was born on 4 May 1913.1 He was the son of John Abner Bagwell and Willie Mae Castleman.1 James Howard "Ike" Bagwell married Helen Bernece Odle on 17 July 1932 at Coal, Oklahoma. James Howard "Ike" Bagwell died on 30 July 1966 at age 53.1 He was buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.1

Child of James Howard "Ike" Bagwell and Helen Bernece Odle

Citations

  1. [S2141] James Howard "Ike" Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.

Rosa Pearl Wilson

F, b. 21 September 1893, d. 19 February 1975
     Rosa Pearl Wilson was born on 21 September 1893 in Nocona, Texas.1 As of before 1912,her married name was Bagwell. She married Knox Earnest Bagwell, son of Elbert Franklin Bagwell and Belzira Jane Cruz, before 1912. Rosa Pearl Wilson died on 19 February 1975 in Andrews, Texas, at age 81.1 She was buried at Prairie Haven Memorial Park, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico.1

Children of Rosa Pearl Wilson and Knox Earnest Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S3151] Rosie Pearl Wilson Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S3149] Furnie Joe Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Bedford Lee Bagwell

M, b. 18 August 1912, d. 13 February 1989
     Bedford Lee Bagwell was born on 18 August 1912 in Texas. He was the son of Knox Earnest Bagwell and Rosa Pearl Wilson. Bedford Lee Bagwell married Maria E. Sanchez before 1952. Bedford Lee Bagwell died on 13 February 1989 in San Miguel County, New Mexico, at age 76.

Child of Bedford Lee Bagwell and Maria E. Sanchez

Tom Walton Bagwell

M, b. 6 August 1914, d. 30 June 2001
     Tom Walton Bagwell was born on 6 August 1914 in Nocona, Montague County, New Mexico.1 He was the son of Knox Earnest Bagwell and Rosa Pearl Wilson. Tom Walton Bagwell married Lorene Dora Hutchings circa 1938. He served in World War II. He was a Technical Sergeant in US Army Air Corps and served in the 91st Bomb Group - The Ragged Irregulars as the radio operator in the B17 known as the 'Vulgar Virgin' (Boeing Production block number B-17F-65-BO Fortress) - Plane serial number: 42-29642.

He was shot down13 May 1943 and was a Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned at Stalag 17B near Krems, Austria.

Tom W. Bagwell
AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION:1 of 2

Prisoner of War Medal
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II
Service: Army Air Forces
Division: Prisoner of War (Germany)
GENERAL ORDERS:
NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 12764

CITATION:
Technical Sergeant Tom W. Bagwell (ASN: 18035337), United States Army Air Forces, was captured by German forces on or about May 13, 1943 and was held as a prisoner of War until his return to U.S. Military control at the end of hostilities in May 1945.


The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla Walla, Washington for the second and third phases of training from 26-June-1942 until 24-August-1942.

Effective 1-September 1942 the Group was re-assigned to 8th Air Force and began preparation for overseas deployment. The ground echelon proceeded to Fort Dix, New Jersey and boarded the Queen Mary on 2-September-1942 arriving at Gourock, UK on 11-September 1942 and then proceeded to their first station at Kimbolton.

The air echelon left Walla Walla, Washington on 24-August-1942 for Gowen Field, Idaho and received their first B-17s. The air echelon then went to Dow Field, Maine and waited until October-1942 to receive the remainder of their B-17s. The air echelon relocates to England via the northern ferry route between 23-Sep-42 and 11-Oct-42 assembling at Kimbolton and then the entire Group moves to Bassingbourn on 14-Oct-42 where they will conduct operations until 23-Jun-45.

The 91st Bomb Group, known more informally as "the Ragged Irregulars", flew 340 missions between 7-November-1942 and 25-April-1945 in 9,591 sorties dropping 22,142 tons of bombs. The Group lost 197 aircraft MIA.

Before D-Day these were predominantly strategic bombing missions, hitting targets like aircraft factories, air fields and oil facilities. After the Allies had gained a foothold on the Continent, the Group carried out more missions in support of ground troops, such as bombing railway yards and tracks. With 420 enemy aircraft destroyed, the Group had the highest total claim of all the Eighth Air Force Bomb Groups. The Group also had the highest losses of any of these Bomb Groups, with 197 aircraft reported as missing in action over the course of the war.

CLAIMS To FAME:
Highest total claims of enemy aircraft destroyed in 1sr Bomb Division: 420
Highest losses of all 8AF Bomb Groups: 197 Aircraft MIA
First 8AF BG to attack a target in the Ruhr: 4-Mar-43 DUC awarded.
Lead the famous Schweinfurt mission of 17-Aug-43
First 8AF Bomb Group to complete 100 missions: 5-Jan-44
Selected to test first flak suits in Mar '43
B-17G 42-31909 "Nine-O-Nine" completed 140 missions without a turn back for mechanical reasons.
Find out more about the history of the 91st at http://www.91stbombgroup.com/ and by visiting the Tower Museum at Bassingbourn (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/).

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description
Constitued at 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 15 Apr 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Oct 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF. Operated primarily as a strategic bombardment organization Nov 1942 and concentrated its attacks on submarine pens, ship-building yards, harbors, and dock facilities until mid-1943. During this period, also struck airdromes, factories, and communications. Attacked the navy yard at Wilhelmshaven on 27 Jan 1943 when heavy bombers of Eighth AF first penetrated Germany. Received a DUC for bombing marshalling yards at Hamm on 4 Mar 1943 in spite of adverse weather and heavy enemy opposition. From the middle of 1943 until the war ended, engaged chiefly in attacks on aircraft factories, airdromes, and oil facilities. Specific targets included airfields at Villacoublay and Oldenburg, aircraft factories in Oranienburg and Brussels, chemical industries in Leverkusen and Peenemunde, ball-bearing plants in Schweinfurt, and other industries in Ludwigshafen, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Wilhelmshaven. On II Jan 1944 organizations of Eighth AF went into central Germany to attack vital aircraft factories; participating in this operation, the 91st group successfully bombed its targets in spite of bad weather, inadequate fighter cover, and severe enemy attack, being awarded a DUC for the performance. Expanding its operations to include interdictory and support missions, the group contributed to the Normandy invasion by bombing gun emplacements and troop concentrations near the beachhead area in Jun 1944; aided the St Lo breakthrough by attacking enemy troop positions, 24-25 Jul 1944; supported troops on the front lines near Caen in Aug 1944; attacked communications near the battle area during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945; and assisted the push across the Rhine by striking airfields, bridges, and railroads near the front lines in the spring of 1945. Evacuated prisoners from German camps after the war ended. Returned to the US, Jun-Jul 1945. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.1
Tom Walton Bagwell married Patricia A. Roberts before 1948. Tom Walton Bagwell married Faye M. Tucker on 5 June 1997 at Rockwell, Texas. Tom Walton Bagwell died on 30 June 2001 in Mills, Natronan County, Wyoming, at age 86.1 He was buried at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Evansville, Natrona County, Wyoming.1

Child of Tom Walton Bagwell and Lorene Dora Hutchings

Child of Tom Walton Bagwell and Patricia A. Roberts

Child of Tom Walton Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S5216] Tom Walton Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi