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John W Hendry Jr

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1032

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24416 'Black Diamond Express'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 326BS/92BG Bangor 16/7/42; 95BG Horham /43; 359BS/303BG [BN-V] Molesworth, 17/6/43; Returned to the USA Sheppard 5/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 26/10/45. BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS.

  • 41-24629 Not named

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-O] Cheyenne 13/9/42; Thurleigh 23/1/43; transferred 358BS/303BG Molesworth [VK-G] 25/9/43; 4m Missing in Action Duren 20/10/43 with John Hendry, Navigator: Bernie McNamara, Bombardier: Dick Webster Wounded in Action, Flight...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 85

    19 August 1943
    The German airfields at Gilze-Rijen, Holland and Woensdrecht, Holland are the targets for this mission. The attacks will be made by two elements. The first element is a combined force of 125 B-17s from: 91BG (8); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (19);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 116

    20 October 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the industrial areas of Duren, Germany. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined formation of 103 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that includes: 91BG (3); 92BG (14); 303BG (19);...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jacksonville,FL 2 January 1922

Son of John W Hendry Snr.

Enlisted Jacksonville, FL 20 January 1942
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 20 October 1943 – May 1945

See more at : http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/079.pdf

Baled out POW Valenciennes, Belgium 20 October 1943

Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1032

Died Bushnell, FL 13 September 1990
Buried Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL 18 September 1990

Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell,
Sumter County, FL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2018 10:48:31 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28604832
https://www.fold3.com/record/31482625-john-w-hendry
https://www.fold3.com/record/84002825-john-w-hendry-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/779560/john-w-hendry

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 15:58:12 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2015 16:06:03 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, biography and events
Sources

Merged information from duplicate entry to include details drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1032;
Hell's Angels Newsletter May 2001.
Correction to surname and suffix.
Updates to biography from details at :
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hendry&GSfn=john&G...
and
http://www.303rdbg.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1032 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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