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John Everett Ingram


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Force landed in B-17 42-38183 on 28-Sep-44. Returned to duty (RTD). MACR 9363
Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne M/Y mission in B-17 43-38633 28-Jan-45; A/C on fire and pilot ordered bail out. Later the fire went out and pilot returned alone to England. Prisoner of War (POW), held at Dulag Luft 12. MACR 12294

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Newton Kerr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Cologne marshalling yards mission 28 Jan 1945 mission. A/C had a fire in #3 feeder tank. Pilot gave the order to bail out about 20 minutes after target. Later the fire went out and the Pilot flew the ship back to England and landed in Woodbridge,...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38183 The Lost Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/1/44; Albuquerque 12/1/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-C] Kimbolton 10/2/44; then 524BS [WA-G] ; flak battle damaged during raid on Magdeburg 28/9/44. Took out 2 engines on one wing, flak came through the windshield and glass got into...

  • 43-38633

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/8/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-F] Kimbolton 2/1/45; battle damaged Cologne 28/1/45 with ?; crash landed Woodbridge ALG, UK with pilot only, rest of crew bailed over enemy territory; Salvaged.

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Jewett, Illinois 27 September 1922

Son of John M and Dulcie A [Brewer] Ingram.

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 28 January 1945

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Force landed RTD Kimbolton, UK 28 September 1944

Force landed in B-17 42-38183 on 28-Sep-44. Returned to duty (RTD). MACR 9363

Baled out POW Cologne, Germany 28 January 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne 28-Jan-45; Baled out POW. MACR 12294

Prisoner of War (POW) Oberusal, Germany 28 January 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Dulag Luft 12.

Died Rolla, MO 20 May 2007
Buried Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens, Rolla, MO 25 May 2007

Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens
Phelps County, MO


Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 19:43:22 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename and events

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 19:41:42 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2018 09:27:54 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9363; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 335