John M Aiken

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 50231 - Aiken Crew "Bomber's Moon) and Lithander Crew (Pregnant Peggy) Memorial Plaque. (location: crash site in Germany) Courtesy of Dennis Lithander

Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mainz, Germany. Mid air collision with B-24 42-94913, both A/C fell out of the sky. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9636.

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 489th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37706629
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33638093
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner/Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11093744 / O-723316
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33554238
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15097676
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Bomber's Moon
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fort Worth, Texas, USA Son of John M and Helen S Aiken.

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

67480 Edenkoben, Germany 1944-10-19 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mainz, Germany. Mid air collision with B-24 42-94913, both A/C fell out of the sky. KIA. MACR 9636.

Based

Halesworth 1944-10-19 Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF.
Tarrant County, TX, USA

Enlisted

Dallas, TX, USA 1942-10-09

Buried

Lemay, MO 63125, USA Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Lemay St. Louis County Missouri, USA

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 9635 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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