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John L Larkin

Military

Commander 654BS, 25BG (Recon) 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 654th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • NS512

    Mosquito
    Landing accident at RAF Watton. 13/4/45. John Larkin (pilot) USAAF. Written off Damaged Beyond Repair.

  • MM387

    Mosquito
    Landing accident, RAF Watton / USAAF Station 376, 13th April 1944, John Larkin (pilot) USAAF. Written Off, Damaged Beyond Repair. Struck Off Charge, 7th May 1945.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2021 15:53:24 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2 By Martin W. Bowman.

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 21:32:51 Emily Changes to biography
Sources

Removed source information added by Wattonman from biography

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 04:16:21 Wattonman Changes to biography
Sources

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII" Schiffer Publications Ltd. 2011.

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2016 21:02:37 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2 By Martin W. Bowman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Aerial Intelligence of the 8th Air Force, pg 18 (photo) / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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