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John J Farley Jr


Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30724. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30724 Devastating Dottie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 17/7/43; Scott 8/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 20/8/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-D] Chelveston 31/8/43; Missing in Action Kiel 5/1/44 with Stephen Barker, John Farley, Paul Wilson, Vince Durante, Billy...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 5 January 1944 – 1 June 1945

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12


Date Contributor Update
27 August 2020 20:29:26 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 1 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2018 20:09:22 Kirwin Changes to media associations

John J. Farley

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:20 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 1685 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database