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John Daniel

Military

Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Mid Air Collision in P-51B 43-12214 crashed River Humber/Tideway, baled out, 26-Jul-44. MIA. Died non Battle (DNB).

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-12214 'Rebel Queen'

    P-51 Mustang
    One-time personal aircraft of pilot Lt Fred Glover and crew chief S/Sgt Louis Moore, of the 336th Fighter Squadron. Transferred to 555FS, 496FG, 8AF USAAF, war weary. Mid Air Collision crashed River Humber/Tideway, pilot Lt John D Daniel baled out, 26...

Associated Place

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Evans County, GA 16 June 1918
Based Goxhill 1944 – 26 July 1944

Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Missing in Action (MIA) River Humber 26 July 1944

Mid Air Collision in P-51B 43-12214 crashed River Humber/Tideway, baled out, 26-Jul-44. MIA. Died non Battle (DNB).

Buried 27 July 1944

Tablets of the Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Bay Branch Cemetery, Claxton, GA 1946

Memorialised
Bay Branch Cemetery
Claxton, Evans County, GA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2018 19:45:28 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310952781?terms=O-384544%20John%20Daniel
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65642780/john-david-daniel

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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