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 1920-08-07 Son of Carl Linus and Clara [Holmberg] Larson.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 1944-10-11 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Based

Grafton Underwood 1944-10-11 Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Baled out POW

Mayen, Germany 1944-11-10 Crashed near Mayen on 10-Nov-44 in B-17 44-6149 'Hot After It'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9478

Died

Miltona, MN 2010-01-11

Other

Hospitalised

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

Buried

Faith Swedish Cemetery, Avoca, Murray County, MN 2010-01-15 Faith Swedish Cemetery Avoca, Murray County, Minnesota

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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