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John E Cave



Units served with

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter 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

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....

  • Azeville

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born 2 September 1922
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 13 February 1941
Died Düren, Germany 18 September 1944

KIA after shooting down an Fw190. Another Fw190 was able to get on his tail and shoot him down. Another 365th FG pilot was able to down the Fw190 that got Cave.

Buried 14 April 1949

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 34 Site 1910


Date Contributor Update
25 July 2016 04:14:36 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

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