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John Herman Dean

Military

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osccherlsleben in B-17 42-38002; hit by flak, A/C set upon by fighters, 1 x engine dead, controls shotup, baled out. 22-Feb-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2661

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Vernon Arneson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osccherlsleben in B-17 42-38002; hit by flak, A/C set upon by fighters, 1 x engine dead, controls shotup, baled out. 22-Feb-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2661 ...

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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. ...

  • 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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38002

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/11/43; Grenier 4/12/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-Q] Deenethorpe 21/1/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 22/2/44 with Vernon Arneson, Co-pilot: Jerome Kleinburg, Navigator: John Dean, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clennie Shultz,...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 230 BIG WEEK - DAY 3

    22 February 1944
    The German aircraft industry is again targeted in Day 3 of BIG WEEK. A combined total od 789 bombers (maximum effort) are despathed from 1st 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. Fighter opposition is heavy and bomber losses in 1st Air Division are massive - 39...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oswego County, NY 1915
Lived in Oswego County, NY 1942

Resided Oswego, NY State.

Next of Kin Glendale, California, USA 1942

Sister Betty T Dean, Glendale, CA

Enlisted Syracuse, NY 18 August 1942
Based Deenethorpe 1943 – 22 February 1944

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF

Baled out POW Brunswick, Germany 22 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Osccherlsleben in B-17 42-38002; hit by flak, A/C set upon by fighters, 1 x engine dead, controls shotup, baled out. 22-Feb-44. POW MACR 2661

Captured Wounded Braunschweig, Germany 22 February 1944 – 8 March 1944

To AF Hosital, Braunschweig.

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 8 March 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VIIa.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2019 13:11:02 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28615626
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=17&cat=WR26&t...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2661 / MACR 2661, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=830 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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