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John N Childress

Military

Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. May have collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Prosper Pinto

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. Collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Knox County, TN, USA 1924
Enlisted Tullahoma, TN, USA 1 November 1942

Camp Forrest

Died Northall Green, Dereham, Dereham, Norfolk NR20, UK 27 March 1944
Buried Knoxville, TN, USA 1948

Lynnhurst Cemetery
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2015 02:24:33 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 243 Attlebridge Arsenal p. 206 by Wassom and Brassfield., Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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