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John H Beattie Jr

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed at Waldrach on 8/9/44 in B-24 #41-28942, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 August 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2020 19:03:38 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so one dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2020 19:02:30 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
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Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2020 02:04:22 jmoore43 Changes to surname, middlename and suffix
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Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the surname field to the suffix field and moving the last name from the middle name field to the surname field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7890 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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