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John A Cole

Military

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30242 'Lallah-V III', Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30242 Lallah-V III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-N] Chelveston 10/6/43; fitted with H2S equipment in trials at Burtonwood, UK; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot:...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 14 October 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2021 22:22:15 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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 911 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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