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Jack E Dwyer

Military

RWG, Mickow crew. Original member of the Larson crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. He was reportedly seen bailing out and deploying his parachute. Killed in Action (KIA). Buried in the Lorraine AMC.
Chicago, IL
Credited with one German fighter damaged on the 20 December 1943 mission.

Service

People

  • George Ayers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Killed in Action (KIA). Groves, TX

  • Julian Chandler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. Rockmart, GA

  • Milton Copeland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Larson crew. Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-3118 'Green Hornet'. Mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. Struck by an ME109. MACR 1875. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. ...

  • Joseph Fabianski

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    TG, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Sgt Fabianski was wounded in the arms. S/Sgt Chandler (radio operator) pulled Sgt Fabianski from the...

  • William Hennessey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Mickow crew. Original member of the Mullane crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Lt Hennessey would not leave his seat or bail out. This was...

  • Austin Larson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Larson, A crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down on 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-3118 'The Green Hornet'. Mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. Struck by an ME109. MACR 1875. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. ...

  • George Macko

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    TG, Larson crew. 381st G, 534th BS, 8th AF. To 121 Station Hospital.

  • Hugh Maguire

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. Los Angeles, CA POW

  • Laurence Mickow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Lt Mickow was blown out of the aircraft. Prisoner of War at stalag Luft I. Zunbro, MN

  • Horace Neff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Larson crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-3118 'Green Hornet'. Mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. Struck by an ME109. MACR 175. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. ...

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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. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37884

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-J] Ridgewell 20/12/43; 3m Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Larry Mickow, Navigator: Roy Wendell, Bombardier: Hugh Maguire, Radio Operator: Julian Chandler, Left Waist gunner...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 159

    20 December 1943
    The port area of Bremen is the target for 546 heavy bombers. The total includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG. All 12 of these are effective on the target and 11 are damaged. The bomber gunners of this element claim 1-1-0 (this total included with...

  • 8th Air Force 198

    29 January 1944
    The primary target for this mission was the railroad marshalling yards and industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. A combined force of 863 heavy bombers were despatched in three elements to make the attack. The combined bomber gunner claims on enemy...

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA
Based 10 November 1943 – 29 January 1944

Original member of the Larson crew.

Killed in Action Germany 29 January 1944
Buried

Plot A
Row 23
Grave 47

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2018 23:42:59 ARowe95 Changes to biography
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Date Contributor Update
08 February 2018 20:21:30 ARowe95 Changes to biography
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Date Contributor Update
08 February 2018 20:13:27 ARowe95 Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
29 December 2017 05:09:15 ARowe95 Changes to biography, place associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 2241, 8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2241 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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