John Andrew Dutka

Military

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras, France 1-Apr-44 evaded capture EVD. MACR 3596.



Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 448th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 448th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 712th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0661892
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Glasgo, CT 18 February 1920 Son of Michael and Pauline [Peuwa] Dutka.

Other

Baled out EVD

Arras, France 1 April 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras, France 1-Apr-44 evaded capture EVD. MACR 3596.

Other

Evaded EVD

France 1 April 1944 Evaded capture with help of resistance.

Died

Meriden, CT 25 June 2008

Buried/ Commemorated

Walnut Grove Cemetery Meriden, New Haven County, CT 28 June 2008 Walnut Grove Cemetery Meriden, New Haven County, CT

Based

Hethel 1 April 1944 Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.
Middlesex County, CT, USA

Based

Seething Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Sources

MACR 3596 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database