John S Channell

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Tail gunner, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation shortly after the bomb run and was thought to be lost over the sea. Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands AMC.
S/Sgt Channell transferred from the RCAF in June 1943. He was an original member of the Robbins crew.
Binger, OK
Credited with one German fighter destroyed on the 23 September 1943 mission to Nantes, France.
Credited with three German fighters destroyed on the 8 October 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735295
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-678236
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32401810
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37090910
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2044881
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Four Aces, Pat Hand
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

1 December 1943

Born

Binger, Oklahoma, USA

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Germany 1 December 1943

Buried

Tablets of the Missing

Revisions

Date14 Dec 2017 03:05:58
ContributorARowe95
Sources

ARowe95

Date9 Dec 2017 06:19:56
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:39
ContributorAAM
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 1659 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1659 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database