John F Healy

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-35069.jpeg UPL 35069 Sgt John Healy. Sunde crew. 381st BG, 535th BS.
Photo courtesy of the USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries website

USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries website

Object Number - UPL 35069 - Sgt John Healy. Sunde crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Photo courtesy of the USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries website

Tail gunner, Sunde crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31097 'Mission Belle'. Mission #46 to the chemical factory at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1661. Killed in Action (KIA). Buried in the Ardennes AMC.

New York

Sgt Healy was wounded at his guns by machine gun and 20mm fire. He asked to be left at his station. Last seen slumped over his guns.

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Units served with

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32410832
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17065322 and O-739541
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35722592
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38168075
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31196558
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mission Belle
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York, NY, United States 13 May 1942

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Germany 1 December 1943 Hit by Machine Gun and 20mm fire. Was given first aid at his position and asked to remain at the tail guns. As fellow crew members left the ditched plane, they saw him slumped on his guns. KIA. According to Dutch sources, his body was found in the aircraft when it was recovered in 1955.

Born

New York State, United States

Buried/ Commemorated

Plot C Row 5 Grave 15

Revisions

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Sources

USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries website

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ARowe95

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ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

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ContributorED-BB
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MACR 1661
NARA WWII Enlistment Records
ABMC website

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ContributorAAM
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381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 1661 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1661 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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