|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1907|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1954|
World War II veteran and POW.
Colonel Malmstrom was a P-47 fighter Pilot and Commanding Officer of the 356th Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force.
On April 23, 1944, he was shot down over France on his 58th combat mission and became a Prisoner of War.
He was the Senior Allied Officer in the South Compound of Stalag Luft I, in Barth, Germany, from April 1944 through May 15, 1945.
During the year that he spent as a prisoner, Colonel Malmstrom was the American commander of the South Compound at Stalag Luft I. For this duty, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
He was killed in a jet fighter crash on August 21, 1954 near Great Falls Air Force Base, Montana.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 6, Site 9685-A
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: Mar 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25555578
Malmstrom Air Force Base near Great Falls, Montana is named after him. We all honor you, Col. Malmstrom, for your service and sacrifices for our nation including the time you were held as a POW in Stalag Luft 1.|
Added: Jan. 12, 2014
Died in a crash of a T-33 Shooting Star trainer.|
Added: Jun. 18, 2010
Dennis Alan Deel
Added: May. 31, 2010
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