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Jap A Powell


Shot down 13 February 1943 in Spitfire MkVb AR341, 4FG/336FS. Killed in Action (KIA). Assigned at one time to 4FG/335FS. Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces Vol. 1 p. 75 by Bishop and Hey states engine trouble when on convoy patrol off England's east coast. Baled out but drowned. No MACR issued.

NOTE: 335Sq assignment per Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list.


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. ...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...


  • AR341

    Supermarine Spitfire AR341 Mk Vb, Built at Westland. ...


  • VIII Fighter Command SHIPPING PATROL

    13 February 1943
    4th Fighter Group despatches 24 Spitfires on patrols over of the English Channel to spot enemy shipping. 1 Spitfire is lost (mechanical failure suspected). The pilot is drowned but his body is recovered.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...


Event Location Date
Born Indiana 1917
Enlisted Fort Benjamin Harrison Hospital, Indianapolis, IN 46216, USA 29 July 1940

Enlisted Fort Benjamin, Harrison, Indiana.

Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 13 February 1943

Aircraft sustained an engine failure off the east coast of England. He baled out but was drowned before he could be rescued. His body was recovered.

Buried 1945

Buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery, Plot D, Row 7, Grave 57.


Date Contributor Update
27 August 2015 17:31:26 Al_Skiff Changes to events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 20:00:05 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and mission associations

Lee Cunnnigham 29-Jan-2015. SN and Burial event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC); Other information from "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A Hey MBE and Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces Vol. 1 p. 76 by Bishop and Hey / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list