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John L Towning


Shot down 13 November 1943 in B-24 #4240973 'Battle Axe. ' Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40973 'Battleaxe'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 #42-40973 "Battleaxe" 415th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF, flew 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Charles A Sayler, returning safely to Libya. ...


Event Location Date
Born Bell, California, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 13 November 1943
Died 13 November 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1375 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database