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John Henry Fischer

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed NW of St Pol, FR on a mission to Frankfurt, GR on 20 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31153 'Captain Joe'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31153

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Grand Island 9/10/43; Romulus 12/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43 BOOMERANG; Missing in Action Frankfurt 20/3/33 with Joe Patterson, Co-pilot: Max Stewart, Navigator: Paul Cheek, Bombardier: Larry Barnett,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Buffalo, New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Gauchin-Verloingt, two miles NW of St Pol 20 March 1944
Died 20 March 1944
Buried New York State

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2018 23:37:29 M8080 Changes to service number
Sources

m8080

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2018 23:25:26 M8080 Changes to middlename and awards
Sources

M8080

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 3542 / MACR 3542, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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