John Wynn Farrar

Military
media-32273.jpeg UPL 32273 "Lead crew on bombing mission to Bremen, Germany, pose in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" of the 303rd Bomb Group, England. 19 April 1943."

Rear L-R: S/Sgt Joseph R Sunderlin, Capt Albert W Dieffenbach, Capt John W Farrar, Major Lewis E Lyle, Lt Rictor H Auman, Capt Samuel H Anderson.

Front L-R: S/Sgt Lincoln T O'Connell, T/Sgt Erick K Lindewall, T/Sgt Kenneth C Hassler, S/Sgt Martin A Semonick, Sgt Gilbert A Murray Jr.

Object Number - UPL 32273 - "Lead crew on bombing mission to Bremen, Germany, pose in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" of the 303rd Bomb Group, England. 19 April...

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Pilot of 42-5260 "Yardbird II" on 4-Apr-43. ETD



Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Air Service Group 358th Bomb Squadron 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-726969
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13031632 / O-726974
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron 360th Bomb Squadron 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13024754 / O-724149
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Group Bombardier
Sergeant Fred Dioquardo of the 303rd Bomb Group stokes the stove inside a hut. Image stamped on reverse: ''Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 28 Jan 1943.' [stamp], '245666.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Stoking the stove in an American Army Air Force hut somewhere in England. Sergeant Fred Dioquardo, of Bayport, Long Island, asked the photographer to send this message back to his parents and fiance Miss H Sherwood , Maple Ave, Long Island: "I will be home when I
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 7071292
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11009150
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Yardbird II
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Chicago, IL 25 June 1917 Son of Monroe Farrar.

Enlisted

Chicago, IL 26 April 1941 Chicago, Illinois

Other

Discharged USAAF

1 August 1967 Honourable discharge.

Died

23 March 1999

Buried/ Commemorated

Glenwood Cemetery Shelbyville, Shelby County, IL 27 March 1999 Glenwood Cemetery Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois

Based

Molesworth Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

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

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Key Image ID.

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ContributorED-BB
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303rd Bomb Group website : www.303rdbg.com
Research on Fred J. Dioquardo

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

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