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John J Connolly

Military

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. ETD (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Lee Belknap

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Boggs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Boller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Maurice Friedman

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC (OLC), AM(3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Barclay Hurley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Krise

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • B MacGowen

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carl Mills

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Perez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    From 4 April 1944 to 7 October 1944, he flew 32 missions as a Ball Turret Gunner. On 6 June 1944, D-Day he and his crew flew to Caen, in order to bomb a nearby airfield. However, cloud cover prevented Perez's and 5 other aircraft from dropping their...

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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...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30855 "Ol' Massa"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/43; Gr Isle 3/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 3/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Dana Lenkelt, Co-pilot: Wendell Johnson, Bombardier: Harry Dershimer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Pack, Radio...

  • 42-31081 Son of a Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-C] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Missing in Action Zwickau 7/10/44 with Augustus J. Nelson, Edgar W. Nevois, John S. Kulczycki Jr., Blaine B.Wilcox, Larry E. Williams, John T. Dorris, Frank R. Majeski, Bobbie...

  • 42-31591 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 25/1/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 11/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 19/3/44, force landed continent; Salvaged 1 SAD Troston 22/4/44; mission...

  • 42-97344 Carrie B II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Tinker 4/3/44; Hunter 6/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-P] Deenethorpe 28/4/44; detailed Leipzig 16/8/44 with W. A. Shackleford, Navigator: J. M. Rush, Bombardier: W. M. Scalon, Flight engineer/top turret...

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 16:12:23 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=101

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 16:01:38 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
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Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=101

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