John D Fletcher

Military

Shot down by fighters on the return form a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. POW.

POW

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Units served with

A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15095550 / O-678230
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Black Widow
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 4 February 1944 - 16 July 1945 Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Born

New Port Richy, Florida, USA

Revisions

Date11 Jan 2020 21:01:28
Contributorjmoore43
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Added the end date for the POW event per info from WW2 POW records at the National Archives.

Date11 Jan 2020 18:08:04
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to an 8th AF mission.

Date11 Jan 2020 18:02:18
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date11 Jan 2020 18:00:15
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to 8th AF.

Date1 Sep 2019 20:54:14
Contributorjmoore43
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Added S/N and prison camp info from records for ww2 POWs at the National Archives.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:50
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2248 / MACR 2248, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 49-2 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database