John Harold Chaffin

Military

Object Number - UPL 48463 - F/O John Harold Chaffin, 95BG.

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 10-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1118

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16060366 / O-665661
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Herky Jerky II Lover Boy
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spook V
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fritz Blitz
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Chuck
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Powhuska, OK 1921-03-07

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Bavaria 1943-10-11 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag VIIa.

Died

Fort Worth, TX 2001-08-20

Enlisted

Dallas, Texas 1940-07-03 Dallas, Texas

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham 1943-07-04 - 1943-10-10 Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on Mission 24

Other

Shot Down/Captured

Munster, Germany 1943-10-10 Shot down 10-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz'. POW MACR 1118

Buried

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery Dallas, Dallas County, TX 2001-08-24 Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Plot Section 11 Site 477

Other

Discharged USAAF

1946-01-23 Honourable discharge.

Revisions

Date17 Jan 2020 18:49:22
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives.

Date17 Jan 2020 18:47:03
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1118 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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