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Oliver E Jopling Jr

Military

Oliver Jopling was shot down in B-26 41-31698 on 2 March 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 559th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31698 Hot Garters

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26 41-31698 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire on 2 March 1944. Pilot Oliver Jopling and tail gunner Richard Byrem survived. The four other crew members died: Arnold Warmuth, Irving Lerman, John Gober and James White; MACR 2525. ...

Associated Place

  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born 3 December 1919
Died 7 January 1994
Buried 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA

At Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2017 16:58:03 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 2525 : https://www.fold3.com/image/28608484
http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=80561
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/854673/oliver-eugene-jopling

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