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Johannes Goemaat

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620

Service

Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50620

    B-24 Liberator
    Final mission was a cargo drop in support of Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945

Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Paterson, New Jersey 18 December 1918
Enlisted 12 January 1944

"Received training at Greensboro, NC, and other points before going overseas in November, 1944," according to the 29 March 1946 edition of The News (Paterson, NJ).

Killed in Action (KIA) Wesel, Germany 24 March 1945
Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery February 1954

Remains discovered at crash site by German civilian in October, 1952.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46706908/johannes-goemaat

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2021 01:51:38 RRC Changes to events
Sources

Updated with enlistment details from 29 March 1946 edition of The News (Paterson, NJ)

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 13:40:34 RRC Changes to events
Sources

Updated burial info via Reno-Gazette-Journal (Reno, NV), 3 Mar 1954

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 02:08:13 RRC Changes to events
Sources

Updated

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 01:12:26 RRC Changes to biography
Sources

Update

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 00:45:53 RRC Changes to nickname, service number, awards, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

MACR 13545 // The Morning Call (Paterson, NJ) 29 Mar 1946 

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2018 15:03:17 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- History of the 445th Bomb Group by Rudolph Birsic;
- MACR 13545;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Birsic, 2AD Roll of Honor/ MACR 13545 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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