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John C Flora


30 missions with Pathfinders. Shot down but made it back to England with underground. All missions were memorable.

DFC; Air Medal, w silver cluster


Units served with

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 814th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...


Event Location Date
Born Bessemer, Alabama 30 May 1915
Died 19 April 1992
Buried Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Florida


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:46 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia