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Jack Douglas Agee

Military

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On 27-Jan-44, while taxiing after landing from a training flight, the landing gear switch of B-17 42-31414 was placed in the up position instead of the flap switch. RTD.

Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-97073. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5311.

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

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    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-97073. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5311. Awards: AM(3OLC), PH

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31414

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Kearney 16/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-J] Deenethorpe 14/1/44; on ferry trip from Little Staughton to Deenethorpe 27/1/44 with Mitch Woods, Co-pilot: Leon Van Sycle, Navigator: Rich Montfort, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-97073

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-N] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Vince Kaminski, Bombardier: Dee Black, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Agee, Radio Operator...

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Diboll, TX 75941, USA 1922

Son of Will H and Johnnie [Wood] Agee.

Lived in San Angelo, TX, USA 1941
Based Deenethorpe 1944 – 28 May 1944

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany 28 May 1944

Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-97073. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5311.

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1948

Interred
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2021 18:50:33 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56652119/jack-douglas-agee

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2021 18:20:55 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2017 18:16:07 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28636889?terms=42-97073
https://www.fold3.com/record/529887713-jack-d-agee
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763640?terms=Jack%20D%20Agee
Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich, May 28, 1944 By Ivo de Jong
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56652119/jack-douglas-agee

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5311 / MACR 5311, 8th AF Losses, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=883 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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