John W Barclay

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 42-39996 'Boston Bombshell' while serving as Waist Gunner. Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed near Marzhausen/Hebenshausen, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA)

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Boston Bombshell
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Pennsylvania, USA

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Hebenshausen, 37249 Neu-Eichenberg, Germany 1944-08-16 Killed when aircraft was shot down by German fighters and crashed near Marzhausen/Hebenshausen, Germany.

Enlisted

Originally buried by the Germans in the cemetery of Hebenshausen, Germany. After the war his remains were recovered and re-interred for a time in the Ardennes American Cemetery. After the war his remains were repatriated to Pennsylvannia.

Buried

Revisions

Date14 Jan 2015 14:29:37
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. This record now includes information from the following source: MACR 8179 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database.
Corrected some typographical errors.

Date17 Dec 2014 20:01:44
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 17-Dec-2014. Added SN, KIA event and BS association per MACR 8179. Added Burial event and crafted biography per "Losses of the 9th & 9th Air Forces" Satn Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; BS association of this crew member based on MACR 8179 while BS association of aircraft is based on Roger A. Freeman, David Osborne and Bihop & Hey. COMBINATION of data from duplicate entry. Place of Birth in this record is taken as correct as it is in agreement with locationof the repatriation of his remains (See original sources of data ingest below).

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8179