James MacNaughton Lovell

Military

Shot down by flak burst and crashed N of St Pol, FR on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 19 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31926 'Lovell's Hovel'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mairsy Doats
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lovell's Hovel
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
A bomber crew of the 306th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Geezil". Handwritten caption on reverse: '369BS. Kneeling centre - Lt. Ed Malizewski (P). Kneeling Rt - Lt. Klette (CP). Standing middle - Lt. Schulstad (N).'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Geezil
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: We dood it
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 384th Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron 545th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Calumet, MI 1920-03-02
Hubbell, MI 1941-07-01

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Wavrans-sur-Ternoise, France 1944-03-19 Aircraft hit by flak immediately after bombs away; later observed spiraling down with flames pouring from all parts of aircraft; four chutes emerged, with one on fire; crashed near Wavrans-sur-Ternoise, a very small village, near a larger town called St Pol-sur-Ternoise, France. MACR 3242

Buried

Calumet, MI Lake View Cemetery Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, USA Plot Sec: 51, Lot: 11

Other

384th BG Combat Tour

Grafton Underwood Airfield, UK 1943-12-16 - 1944-03-19 Shot Down on his 15th combat mission

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3242 / MACR 3242, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database