John Booth

Military

Object Number - UPL 7184 - 2nd Lt Lawrence Cook Crew: Back Row L to R: Thomas Mikulka-TG; John J Alexander, Jr-WG; Milo Blakely-WG; Jay Joyce-RO; John R Kyler-BGT; John...

Shot down by fighters and Flak on return from mission to Frankfurt on 4 February 1944 in B-17F #42-30423. Prisoner of War (POW).
Note : NARA's NARA WWII Enlistment records have his ASN as 13096072, while their POW records and the MACR have, correctly, 13096872... See the story of John Booth's evasion at http://www.evasioncomete.be/fboothjo.html

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32363852
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36030654 at enlistment, then O-754310
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13070999 at enlistment, then O-735248
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39307023
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17064330 at enlistment, then O-747079
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 326th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 13 September 1910

Enlisted

6 July 1942 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Other

Evaded capture

4 February 1944 - 25 March 1944 Helped by Belgian citizens and members of the Résistance.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

25 March 1944 Caught in a false evasion line, arrested in Antwerp, Belgium on 25 March 1944. Interned at Stalag XVIIB in Braunau, near Krems, Austria. NARA WWII POW record : "Returned to Military Control on 4 July 1945."

Died

14 September 1977 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date24 Jun 2021 09:56:07
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Updated website address

Date27 May 2020 13:16:52
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2237
NARA WWII Enlistment records
WWII Draft Card
NARA WWII POW records
Own research for his page at the www.evasioncomete.org website

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2237 / MACR 2237, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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