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John Angus Ferard

Military

Service

People

  • Marcus Dieterle

    Military | Colonel | Copilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • William Dueitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B-17 ball turret gunner. | 34th Bomb Group

  • John Feda

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    AM 4Oak Leaf Cluster; ET; ADM; WWIIVM

  • Robert Ham

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Flew 23 combat missions.

  • Donald Navarre

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio operator / Top turret gunner | 34th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37864 Penny Jive

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30 May 1944; Long Beach 12 June 1944; Kearney 13 July 1944; Dow Field 3 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 4 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on the 7 April 1945 mission. Returned to the USA...

  • 43-38280 Missbehavin Raven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Kearney 26/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 12/8/44; mia ? with R. Martin, Co-pilot: Ferlich, Navigator: George Webster, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fleming, Radio Operator: Desjardines, Ball turret...

  • 43-38286 Flying Dutchman

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/7/44; Kearney 28/7/44; Grenier 6/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG [R2-T] Mendlesham 16/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38367 Gotta Haver

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Kearney 5/8/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 16/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38416 No Gum Chum

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/7/44; Lincoln 11/8/44; Grenier 21/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 23/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Bu Sth Plains 2/7/45; 237 BU Kirtland 18/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 43-38991 Gallipolis Special, Sweet Seventeen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 30/10/44; Dow Fd 12/11/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 19/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 20/6/45; Greenville 27/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-39179 Shaky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 23/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 7/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 1/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. ASPHODEL...

  • 44-6296 Dangerous Damsel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 14/7/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 16/7/44; crash landed base with Havener 6/4/45; Salvaged 8/4/45.

  • 44-6822 Blind Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-N] Snetterton 12/12/44; transferred 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 13/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 22/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 44-8320 Bottoms Up

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 9/8/44; Long Beach 13/8/44; Grenier 27/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 30/8/44; struck 43-39056 in taxi accident at Horsching, Austria with John Hopper 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46. BOTTOMS UP.

Missions

  • 861

    3 March 1945

  • 863

    4 March 1945

  • 872

    8 March 1945
    Mission 872: 1,353 bombers and 326 fighters are dispatched to hit benzol plants, an oil plant and rail targets in Germany using PFF; NO AIRCRAFT ARE LOST AND THERE ARE NO CASUALTIES! ...

  • 883

    12 March 1945
    Heavies Hit Near Rhine, Along Baltic ...

  • 894

    18 March 1945

  • 897

    19 March 1945

  • 898

    20 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

  • 8th Air Force 901

    21 March 1945

  • 8th Air Force 906

    22 March 1945

  • 8th Air Force 908

    23 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

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Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2017 00:20:24 Scott 34th7th Changes to person associations and unit associations
Sources

Ferard, John A., Personal Papers. In the possession of John S. Ferard (Scott 34th7th), Riverside, CA, USA.

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2016 19:12:49 Scott 34th7th Changes to awards
Sources

HEADQUARTERS 3RD AIR DIVISION, General orders, “number 603”, 25 March 1945, pg. 2, “number 829”, 16 April 1945, “number 930”, 25 April 1945. Ferard, John A., Personal Papers. In the possession of John S. Ferard, Riverside, CA, USA.

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2016 22:07:38 Scott 34th7th Changes to media associations
Sources

Personal documents of John A Ferard as provided by his son (Scott 34th7th).

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 22:36:26 Scott 34th7th Changes to person associations
Sources

From the personal records of John A Ferard as provided by his son.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 21:08:16 Scott 34th7th Changes to highest rank
Sources

Personal records of John A Ferard as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 21:07:22 Scott 34th7th Changes to highest rank
Sources

Personal records of John A Ferard as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 20:37:06 Scott 34th7th Changes to mission associations
Sources

Personal records as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 20:31:36 Scott 34th7th Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Personal records as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 20:04:03 Scott 34th7th Changes to place associations
Sources

Personal records as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 20:03:09 Scott 34th7th Changes to unit associations
Sources

Personal records as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 20:01:00 Scott 34th7th Changes to service number, highest rank and role
Sources

Personal records of John A Ferard as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 19:59:44 Scott 34th7th Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname and nationality
Sources

Family member (son John S Ferard).

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