John Charles Larson

Military

Object Number - UPL 45034 - Sgt John Charles 'Jack' Larson, 547BS, 384BG

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Mayen on 10-Nov-44 in B-17 44-6149 'Hot After It'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9478

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-2352 / O-556091
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hell's messenger
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The lead banana
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nevada avenger
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hot after it
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Avoca, MN 7 August 1920 Son of Carl Linus and Clara [Holmberg] Larson.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 11 October 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Other

Baled out POW

Mayen, Germany 10 November 1944 Crashed near Mayen on 10-Nov-44 in B-17 44-6149 'Hot After It'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9478

Died

Miltona, MN 11 January 2010

Buried

Faith Swedish Cemetery, Avoca, Murray County, MN 15 January 2010 Faith Swedish Cemetery Avoca, Murray County, Minnesota

Based

Grafton Underwood 11 October 1944 Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Hospitalised

California Hospitalised Regional hospital, California. Medical discharge due to trauma suffered in action to right shoulder.

Revisions

Date28 Jun 2017 13:49:16
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 9478 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database;
- http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=l...;
- http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5711

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:49
ContributorAAM
Sources

AAIR 44-10-10-524 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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