John F Greager

Military

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29559 'Stupntakit'. Prisoner of War (POW). 3 crew members were killed; 4, including Greager were seriously wounded and made prisoner (POW); 3 others managed to evade capture, but one of them was caught just before reaching Spain. See the evaders' pages at www.evasioncomete.org (search on 42-29559)

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33261416
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19040558 and O-729796
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15068629
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17063087 and O-733617
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32351637
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Assistant Engineer / waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Stupntakit
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 17b, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States 27 December 1941 Enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Braunau am Inn, Austria 17 August 1943 - 8 June 1945 Seriously wounded, he was captured near Testelt, Belgium, on 17 August 1943 and brought to the Hôpital Bordet in Brussels. He was later transferred to Stalag XVIIB in Braunau, near Krems, Austria. NARA WWII POW database : "Stalag 17B Braunau - Returned to military control 8/6/45".

Born

Pennsylvania, United States
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States

Revisions

Date29 Apr 2021 21:07:47
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added an association to Stalag 17B per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date20 Apr 2015 09:37:31
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
MACR 278

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:00
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 278 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database