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John F Sneed

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Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Wilhelmshaven 11-Jun-43 in B-17 42-29915; Shot down, plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1760

Awards: PH

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  • Raymond Zucker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Wilhelmshaven 11-Jun-43 in B-17 42-29915; Shot down, plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1760 Awards: AM, PH

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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

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-29915 'Thunder God'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/43; Gore 31/3/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Ray Zucker, Co-pilot: Abram Birch, Navigator: Harry Anderson, Bombardier: Tony Amaya, Flight engineer...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 61

    29 May 1943
    Three primary targets are selected for this mission. The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are selected as the target for a force of 169 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (23); 92BG (22), 303BG (30); 305BG (25) 306BG (24); 351BG (21) and 379BG (24). This is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 62

    11 June 1943
    The harbour facilities, port areas and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven and Cuxhaven, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the largest number of heavy bombers yet despatched on a single mission - 252. This is the first mission flown...

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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Weatherford, TX 29 December 1918

Son of Sarah S Sneed.

Enlisted Abilene, Texas 24 July 1942

Abilene, Texas

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 11 June 1943

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

Died North Sea 11 June 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Wilhelmshaven 11-Jun-43 in B-17 42-29915; Shot down, plane crashed into North Sea. KIA MACR 1760

Buried Kendrick Cemetery Denton, Callahan County, TX August 1949

Re-Interred
Kendrick Cemetery
Denton,
Callahan County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2019 19:51:46 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/317283140
https://www.fold3.com/image/626515854
https://www.fold3.com/record/90283327-john-f-sneed
https://www.fold3.com/image/310953011?rec=300720236
http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=2671
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46361359/john-f-sneed

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2019 19:31:02 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/317283140
https://www.fold3.com/image/626515854
https://www.fold3.com/record/90283327-john-f-sneed
https://www.fold3.com/image/310953011?rec=300720236
http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=2671
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46361359/john-f-sneed

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1760 / MACR 1760; The 379th Bombardier Group Anthology, pg 262 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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