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John Alfred Weese

Military

Assigned to 386FS, 365BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula in P-47D 42-76297 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, attempted belly landing on Juno beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Though he gave no indication to his flight members of being injured, by the time rescuers had made it to his A/C he had died from his wounds. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5696

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force

    9th Air Force

    Command

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 386th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-76297

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 386FS, 365BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, pilot 2lt John A Weese attempted belly landing on Juno beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Killed in Action (KIA)

Associated Place

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield
    The first airfield site was near East Boldre, used before the First World War. A Royal Flying Corps and RAF station during the First World War, it was sold and dismantled from 1920-1924, though the land was used as a private airfield from 1933 to 1938....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI 26 January 1920

Son of Douglas Henry and Lorena [Staebler] Weese.

Enlisted Detroit, MI 5 August 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Based Beaulieu 1944 – 10 June 1944

Assigned to 386FS, 365BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France 10 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula in P-47D 42-76297 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, attempted belly landing on Juno beach. KIA MACR 5696

Buried Vicinity of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer 11 June 1944

Interred
Vicinity of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

Buried Bethlehem Cemetery Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI February 1948

Re-interred
Bethlehem Cemetery
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2019 19:33:32 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28634868
https://www.fold3.com/record/84409010-john-a-weese
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763843?rec=299474270
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/107538299/john-a-weese

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2017 11:43:32 Lucy May Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/42264976/?terms=MACR%205696

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2016 16:59:28 Lucyd Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Weese&GSfn=John&GS...

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