John Joseph Alexander Jr

Military

Object Number - UPL 7184 - 2nd Lt Lawrence Cook Crew: Back Row L to R: Thomas Mikulka-TG; John J Alexander, Jr-WG; Milo Blakely-WG; Jay Joyce-RO; John R Kyler-BGT; John...

Shot down by fighters and flak on return from mission to Frankfurt on 4 February 1944 in B-17F #42-30423, Prisoner of War (POW).

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36030654 at enlistment, then O-754310
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13070999 at enlistment, then O-735248
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39307023
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13096872
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17064330 at enlistment, then O-747079
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 326th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Wilmington, Delaware 18 September 1912

Enlisted

23 September 1942 Camden, New Jersey

Other

Prisoner of war

4 February 1944 Interned at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan/Zagan, Poland. Forced-marched from there to Stalag 7A Moosburg, Germany. Liberated there by US troops 29 April 1945. NARA WWII POW record: "Returned to Military Control 27 August 1945."

Other

Honorably discharged

9 October 1945

Died

21 January 1973
Wilmington, Delaware

Buried

John Alexander rests at the Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington, Delaware

Revisions

Date15 Sep 2020 21:00:56
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date27 May 2020 08:22:55
ContributorED-BB
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It's John J(oseph)...
MACR 2237
NARA WWII Enlistment record
WWII Draft Card
NARA WWII POW records
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File

Date22 May 2020 12:51:01
ContributorED-BB
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NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:05
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2237, 8th AF Losses

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