John E Thompson

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

BTG, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. Mission #46 to the chemical plant at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation shortly after the bomb run and was though to be lost over the sea. Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands AMC.
Member of the Dowell crew.
Seco, KY
Credited with one German fighter damaged on 3 September 1943 mission to Romily, France.
Credited with four German fighters destroyed on 8 October 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 10601050
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-410481
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735295
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-678236
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32401810
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Four Aces, Pat Hand
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Seco, Texas

Died

1943-12-01

Buried

Tablets of the Missing

Revisions

Date14 Dec 2017 02:46:03
ContributorARowe95
Sources

ARowe95

Date9 Dec 2017 06:13:15
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:58
ContributorAAM
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 1659 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia