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John E Kaiser Jr

Military

Shot down on 31-Mar-1945 near Altenburg in B-17 #44-6470; Prisoner of War (POW) and liberated on 14 April 1945.

Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6470

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 12/8/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 23/8/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 31/3/45 with Art Larsen, Tom O’Neill, Dale Watterson, Chas Dineen, Ray Bazata, Joe Popson, Willard Bostrum, Marvin Barner (8 Killed...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Katy, Texas
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 31 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2020 20:02:45 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added a connection to A/C #44-6470 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2020 19:58:35 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
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Added a connection to the 100th BG per MACR #13714 at Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2020 19:54:52 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2020 19:50:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13714

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