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John J Kirby

Military

Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4231357 'Our Desire. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31357 Our Desire, Man o' War II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Romulus 12/11/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 11/12/43; on mission to Achmer 21/2/44 with George McIntosh; Navigator: Allen Bergreen, Bombardier: Bill Piekarski bailed out and became POWs;...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kansas Cty, Missouri, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 13 April 1944

Revisions

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3865 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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