John E Greenwood

Military
John E. Greenwood of the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook, 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Greenwood 1945.' On reverse: John E. Greenwood [Stamp].

Object Number - FRE 4703 - John E. Greenwood of the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook, 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Greenwood 1945.' On reverse: John E. Greenwood [Stamp].

John E Greenwood served as a navigator with the 351st Bomb Group. He completed 34 missions between 10 January 1945 and 18 April 1945.

John supported the creation of the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford and served as a trustee until he passed away in April 2016.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 351st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: My Gal Sal II
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Star Duster
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 509th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Transit Belle
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 509th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Torchy Tess
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 509th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Dozy Doates

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Gas City, IN, USA 15 May 1922

Enlisted

Columbus, OH, USA 10 March 1943 At Fort Hayes

Other

Married Valerie L Komanich

Alton, IL, USA 26 December 1947

Died

Alton, IL, USA 11 April 2016

Buried

Godfrey, IL, USA At Valhalla Memorial Park

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:54
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000

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