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John M Church

Military

2LT Church, 28 years old, of Plassburg, New York, took off from Blackbushe in the UK as part of Operation Rhubarb, attacking targets of opportunity in the P-47 Thunderbolt Serial number 42-25874. The plane went down on the banks of the canal 5oo meters from Haudainville. The monument says that the plane was shot down by Germans at 12:20. The MACR (5010) says that the plane went down due to poor weather conditions.

Service

Units served with

  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 22nd Fighter Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Died 21 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 16:54:16 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=2249

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