John Otto Beeby

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 3-Feb-45 B-17 44-6592 'Stardust' damaged by flak over Berlin. Pilot 2nd Lt. Ruckman flew damaged a/c behind Soviet lines and force landed at an airfield near Torun, Poland. Crew returned to duty in March 1945. MACR 12154

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-777244
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nevada avenger
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Stardust
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hays, KS 1920-11-20 Son of Charles A Sr and Mary Agnes [McCarthy] Beeby.

Other

Battle damaged RTD

Torun, Poland 1945-02-03 A/C battle damaged Berlin mission, landed Torun, Poland. Crew returned to duty Mar-45.

Based

Grafton Underwood Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Fort Leavenworth, KS 1943-12-08 Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Other

Draft registration

Long Beach, CA Employed at Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach, California

Other

Discharged USAAF

1946-08-19 Honourable discharge.

Died

1978-07-06

Buried

San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin County, CA 1978-07-10 San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery Stockton, San Joaquin County, California

Revisions

Date13 Oct 2014 14:19:32
ContributorEmily
Sources

MACR 12154; Reel A6544, AFHRA.

Data update, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 15 September 2014

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:29
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12154 / MACR 12154, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database