John Simpson Archer Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 18568 - Crew #637 John S. Archer, Jr. Crew 466th BG - 786th BS Standing Left to Right: Thomas L. Bell (CP), John S. Archer (P), Doyle E. Stegall (B),...

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 'True Love' #41-29449, Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-817617
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18177210
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1549986
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: True Love
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 14 August 1944

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Cleveland, Ohio 25 August 1942

Died

west of Steenwijk, Netherlands 15 August 1944 shot down by German fighters.

Buried

8341 Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands 19 August 1944 buried as "unknown" Kerkbuurt Cemetery Grave 7
Cleveland Heights, OH, USA 2124 Rossmoor Road

Buried

Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands Plot M Row 2 Grave 2

Revisions

Date9 May 2020 02:48:51
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date26 Oct 2015 01:07:39
Contributor466thHistorian
Date17 Aug 2015 16:11:06
ContributorLucyd
Date17 Aug 2015 16:09:05
ContributorLucyd
Sources

Combined two entries for John S Archer into a single entry. This entry now includes information from the following sources:
MACR 8429 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database
ABMC record: http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWI…

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:38
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8429

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