James William Deese

Military
The insignia of the 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5133 - The insignia of the 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838.

POW

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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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735151
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676345
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37128669
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: MOS 748 Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-798966
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
The insignia of the 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33187101
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner, Radio Operator/Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Macon, Georgia, USA 1921-02-03

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 1943-10-14 POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Enlisted

Atlanta, GA, USA 1942-09-26 Residence: Bibb County, Georgia Private, Branch Immaterial

Other

Assigned

1942-09-03 Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, Walter George Williams Crew. Four combat missions.

Died

1993-01-06 Burial: New Elim Baptist Church Cemetery Macon Bibb County Georgia, USA Plot: Deese family plot

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:58
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 838 / MACR 838, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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