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John E Monroe

Military

Hit by flak over the target area of Furth, GR on 25 Feb 1944, B-24J #42-100368 headed towards Switzerland but crashed SE of Stuttgart. Prisoner of War (POW) at S talag Luft 1. On 24 mission when sho t down. All c rew membe rs su rvived

POW (posthumasly, DFC w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 February 1944
Died 2 March 1978
Buried Atlantic Ocean

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2944 / MACR 2944/son, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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