Prout, Gordon D.

  • College/Year: RC '49
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Prout, Gordon D. (June 21, 2005)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army Air Forces
  • Theater(s): European
  • US Eighth Air Force: Military Occupation: Navigator
  • US Eighth Air Force: Final Rank: Second Lieutenant


Mr. Gordon served as a navigator on a B-17 for nine missions over Europe during World War II before being shot down and captured. He spent 16 months as a prisoner in Stalag Luft I.