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John Russell McMeekin

Military

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44 . Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Paul Chance

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • Robert Christensen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Blown out of A/C. Prisoner of War(POW). MACR 4153 ...

  • Rene Darby

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 22 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • Harold Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH

  • John Grant

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier, Nose Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • John Kirkland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • Clarence Martin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Blown out of A/C. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4153 ...

  • Thomas Milio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44 . Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

  • Stanley Workman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153 Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Gowen 5/12/43; Salt Lake 6/12/43; Rock Springs 7/12/43; Laramie 9/12/43; Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-Z] Rougham 6/1/44; Missing in Action Brandeburg 18/4/44 with John...

Missions

  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, DC 19 June 1919

Son of Ann M McMeekin.

Enlisted San Francisco, CA 24 June 1941
Based Bury St Edmunds 1944 – 18 April 1944

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 4 miles W of Nauen, Germany 18 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Barnewitz in B-17 42-31650 'Impatient Virgin'; Shot down, crashed Bergedamm, four miles W of Nauen, Germany, 18-Apr-44 . Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4153

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO 1948

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay,
St Louis County, MO
Section 79 Site 113-114

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2019 20:29:56 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28648962
https://www.fold3.com/image/628476555
https://www.fold3.com/record/90687753-john-r-mcmeekin
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46712852/john-r-mcmeekin

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2019 18:57:44 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28648962
https://www.fold3.com/image/628476555
https://www.fold3.com/record/90687753-john-r-mcmeekin
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46712852/john-r-mcmeekin

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4153

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