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John W Cahill


Killed in Action (KIA) into Zuider Zee in B-24 'Satans Little Sister II' 42-95180.

Letters written home by John "Jack" Cahill and his brother Tom Cahill (a B25 bombardier) who was also KIA in the War form the basis for the book "Dear Mom: A Family Finds Its Past in World War II Letters Home," written by their niece, Michelle Cahill. Available on Amazon, US, UK, EU, etc.


Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, California, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Hollland 21 November 1944
Died 21 November 1944
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands


Date Contributor Update
24 April 2020 17:32:39 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2016 00:01:50 Michelle Cahill Changes to biography

Michelle Cahill

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 21:04:48 JasonR Changes to biography

Corrected typo from prior entry

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 20:35:33 JasonR Changes to nickname and biography

"Dear Mom: A Family Finds Its Past in World War II Letters Home", by Michelle Cahill.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:45 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10408 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database