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John D Bane

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wilsnock on 10 Apr 45 in B-17 'Heavy Date' 43-38788

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38788 Heavy Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-T] Deenethorpe 7/11/44; battle damaged Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Claude Spence, Co-pilot: Hugh Reiner, Navigator: Vic Datlenko, togg-Phil Tumminia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2017 13:04:14 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 13913,;
- http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1826

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13913 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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