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Jack W Honsowertz


Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102613. Killed in Action (KIA).



Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 508th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102613

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 3/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-C] Polebrook 29/4/44; Missing in Action {10m} Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 with Howard Evans, Co-pilot: Jim Duffy, Bombardier: Roger Peterson (3 Prisoner of War); Navigator:...


Event Location Date
Born Venice, California, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 27 May 1944
Died 27 May 1944
Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:55 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5324 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database