John K Dorsett

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 20795 - 563rd Bomb Squadron crew in front of B-17 42-30193 "Hardluck".

Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4231084. Killed in Action (KIA).

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Miss Mac
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

York, South Carolina, USA

Buried

Tablets of the Missing Cambridge American Cemetery Cambridge, United Kingdom

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Bremen-Vegesack, Bremen, Germany 1943-12-20 Flak at the Target area was very intense and every plane suffered battle damage. Lt. Eccleston, in a/c 42-31084, was lost due to this flak; and, when last seen at 1212 hours, he was going down with his bomb bay doors open and on fire.

Enlisted

Charlotte, NC, USA 1942-03-27
York, SC 29745, USA

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:20
ContributorAAM
Sources

ABMC; MACR 3154 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3154 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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