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John Alexander


Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4229620 on a mission to the uboat yards at St. Nazaire. Plane was shot down and fell into Brest Harbour.

Air Medal, Purple Heart


Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29620

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 15/4/43; transferred 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 17/4/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 1/5/43 with Owen Luby, Co-pilot: Thad Powell, Navigator: Evan Clayton, Bombardier: Louis...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Illinois
Killed in Action (KIA) France 1 May 1943
Died 1 May 1943
Buried Brittany American Cemetery, Saint James, France (Wall of the Missing)


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15715 / MACR 15715, Losses of the 8th and 9th AF Vol. I p .113 by Bishop and Hey, ABMC, First Over Germany by R. Strong p. 105. / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database