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John A Cederlind

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Simmern in B-17 #448319

Service

People

  • George Massa

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Simmern in B-17 #448319

Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102972 - Heavenly Cent - Boston Blackie - Miss Boston

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered, Cheyenne, 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Dow Field, 21/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-F] Framlingham, 26/5/44. Heavenly Cent; Missing in Action, Hannover, 14/3/45 with Roy Creaseman, Joe McAllister, Mike Bursin, Boyce Pruitt, George Gouldthrite,...

  • 43-37519 JOKER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-J] Framlingham 25/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Edwin Booth, Quentin Davidson, John Walsh, Joe Jackson (4 Killed in Action); Herb Gates, Bill Long,...

  • 43-37555 'THE JEANNIE BEE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-G] Framlingham 28/5/44; 571BS [FC-G]; battle damaged Frankfurt 5/1/45 with John Mitchell; force landed Sedan A/fd, near Stanay, Fr; Salvaged 30/1/45. THE JEANNIE BEE.

  • 43-38390

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 5/8/44; Grenier 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-X] Framlingham 2/9/44, transferred 571BS [FC-E] ; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 44-8319

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 9/8/44; Lincoln 14/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-L] Framlingham 5/9/44; Missing in Action Friedberg 4/12/44 with George Massa, Cecil Napier, John Cederlind (3 Killed in Action); Dave Wetherill, Francis Zmudka, Bill...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tulare, California, USA 14 September 1925
Enlisted Minter Field, CA 17 August 1943 – 4 December 1944
390th BG Combat Tour Framlingham Airfield, UK 30 October 1944 – 4 December 1944
Died Simern, Germany 4 December 1944

KIA on his 9th mission when his a/c was hit by flak, setting an engine on fire leading to an explosion.

Buried Tulare, California 1949

Tulare Cemetery
Tulare, Tulare County, California, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2018 00:01:31 tigeroutlaw11 Changes to media associations
Sources

Scott J Wilson

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2018 22:17:11 tigeroutlaw11 Changes to service number and events
Sources

Nephew: Scott J Wilson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11055 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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