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John A Ashmead Jr.

Military

Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4229939 'Duchess. ' Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-29939

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-X] Snetterton 15/5/43 THE DUCHESS; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Bill Young, Co-pilot: Tom Hilton, Navigator: John Ashmead,...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 11 April 1944
Died 11 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3810 / MACR 3810; Snetterton Falcons, pg 131 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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