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John Marvin Capps


Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen on 8/15/44 in B-24 True Love #4129449




  • John Archer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 True Love #4129449

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron



  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA 18 March 1917
POW Tychowo, Poland August 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft IV

Shot Down/Captured Meppel, Netherlands 15 August 1944
Died Dexter, MO 63841, USA 26 May 1995
Buried Dexter, MO 63841, USA 29 May 1995

Dexter Cemetery
Stoddard County
Missouri, USA


Date Contributor Update
23 October 2015 03:30:57 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations

466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8429 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database