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John H Ranz

Military

Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #423490 INT

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 549th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3490

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-F] 549BS/385BG [XA-] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with Matt Totter, Bill Lynch, Ernie Ven Der Heyden, Albt Strahle, Warren Rissmiller, Walter Lynch, Roy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Interned (INT) Germany 21 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5919 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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