John Henry Watts

Military

Object Number - UPL 46165 - Clarence Strawn Crew 390th BG - 568th BS - 8th AF Standing L to R: Howard H. Carey (FE), Vernon Bohn (BTG), Hector Marsiglia (RO), Henry Wilson...

Crew Number 96, 7, 32,11

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Silver Slipper
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Boomerang Baby, Lady Satan
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Paper Doll
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Rovin’ romona ii/big friend
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hackensack, NJ 1919-06-08

Died

Indian Harbor Beach, FL 2019-03-18 John Henry Watts, III of Indian Harbour Beach, FL died at home. Harry was a retired, U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. During WWII, Harry flew 30 missions with distinction as pilot of the B-17 Flying Fortress, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Betty Marie James Watts (married 1946) and daughter, Gail M Cousens, surviving are children, John H. Watts IV (Kris) of Melbourne, FL, Jamie A. Bednarski (Joe) of Albuquerque, W. Andrew Watts (Lizzy) of Brooklyn, NY, Jeffrey S. Watts (Janette) of Sydney, Australia, Michele E. Watts of Indian Harbour Beach; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Buried

Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, Florida 1919-03-21 Cape Canaveral National Cemetery Mims, Brevard County, Florida, USA Plot SECTION 11 SITE 437
Miami, Florida 1940-10-16 1910 NW 79th Street

Other

390th BG Combat Tour

Framlingham Airfield, UK 1944-02-10 - 1944-05-30

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