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John J Mulchrone


Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters



  • Frank Amazeen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Frank Clements

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group

  • James Hunt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Douglas Lansing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • John Ledyard

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Lt. Ledyard was the pilot of B-17G 'Alcohol Annie' #42-31362. He completed 25 missions and most memorable mission was Muenster, Ger. when they were attacked by over 100 ME-109s and FW 190s 'Alcohol Annie' was credited with shooting down 4 German...

  • William Reel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • William Still

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Cecil Tucker

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • Carl Vorbroker

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

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Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31532 Black Magic

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/11/43; Gt Falls 6/12/43; New Castle 14/12/43; Presque Is 16/12/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-G] Podington 4/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Henry Murdock, Co-pilot: Frank Evans, Navigator: Martin Maher, Bombardier: Paul...


  • VIII Bomber Command 121

    5 November 1943
    Having had good success with P-38 escorts and limiting penetration depth into Germany this mission is directed at the railroad marshaling yards and oil refinery at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In addition the marshaling yards at Munster, Germany are also...

  • VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 151

    11 December 1943
    This mission is a massive raid of 583 heavy bombers on the industrial areas of Emden, Germany. The first element is a combined force of 242 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (18); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (20); 351BG (40)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 161

    22 December 1943
    This mission is composed of two forces directed at two separate targets, the communication centers at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany. The force attacking at Osnabruck is composed of two elements. The first element is composed of 227 B-17s (2 are PFF...

  • VIII Bomber Command 162 LEAFLET DROP

    22 December 1943
    6 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on the cities of Paris, Amiens, Chartres, Orleans, and Rennes, France. 1,212,000 leaflets are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  • VIII Bomber Command 164

    24 December 1943
    This mission is directed at V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area of France. The attacks are made between 1330-1510hrs. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a force of 277 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG ...

  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

  • 8th Air Force 176

    5 January 1944
    This mission consists of five elements: The first element is a combined force of 131 B-17s are despatched by 1st Bomb Division: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 384BG; and 482BG to bomb the shipyards and industrial areas of Kiel, Germany. 119 are...

  • 8th Air Force 182

    11 January 1944
    Three aviation industry targets in Germany are bombed. The bomber force consists of 291 B-17s despatched from 1st Bomb Division in two elements, one element of 177 B-17s is despatched to Oschersleben, Germany as the primary target, the other 1BD...

  • 8th Air Force 183

    14 January 1944
    This mission is a combined effort of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions to attack V-Weapon sites near the French coast near Pas-de-Calaise. Some targets of opportunity were also bombed. A total of 20 out of 21 V-Weapon sites are hit with varying results. ...

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Associated Place

  • Moulsford Manor

    Military site : non-airfield
    Run by the American Red Cross, Moulsford Manor was one of 16 country houses or 'flak homes' which housed airmen for Rest and Recuperation away from the stress of flying missions. Each serviceman was entitled to at least one rest period during their 25...


Event Location Date
Born Newport Co.Mayo, Ireland 23 July 1907
Enlisted Cleveland, Ohio 27 October 1942
R&R 27 February 1944

7 Day rest period at Moulsford Manor, Berkshire.

Discharged 26 September 1945


Date Contributor Update
16 November 2018 11:02:41 Emily Changes to biography

Added awards with the assistance of John Mulchrone's family

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2018 16:44:20 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role and unit associations

Information provided by Fintan Mulchrone, relative including discharge papers and other official documents pertaining to John J Mulchrone.