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John A Stacker


Wingman 38th FS 55th FG.
KIA on 4th mission Nov. 14, 1943 near Klein-Minnelag, Germany.
P-38H #42-67059, MACR #1438.
Best friend of Col Bud Anderson 357th FG ace.



  • Clarence Anderson

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 357th Fighter Group
    Clarence "Bud" Anderson enlisted shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. He earned his pilots wing in September 1942 and joined the 357th Fighter Group a year later. In late 1943, Anderson and the 357th arrived in Europe, where they quickly...

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Units served with

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron


  • 42-67059

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67059 was assigned to the 55FG/338FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT John A. Stacker, was despatched with others from the 55FG to provide escort to bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The filight...


  • VIII Fighter Command FO-180 BOMBER ESCORT

    13 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a force of 45 P-38s from 55FG despatched to escort the B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. 7 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 4KIA 3POW. 2 are Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR)...

Associated Place

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...


Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Klein Mimmelage, 49637 Menslage, Germany 13 November 1943

Killed when he and his aircraft were shot down near Klein-Mimmelage, Germany while on a mission escorting B-17s attacking at Bremen, Germany

Buried 1945

Buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot D, Row 16, Grave 21.


Date Contributor Update
17 March 2022 21:46:37 fugari Changes to role

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11 February 2022 21:06:42 jmoore43 Changes to role

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09 December 2020 21:09:06 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Corrected 2 typos in the event description section.
Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

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09 September 2017 07:11:51 fugari Changes to biography

JCook Archives

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14 August 2017 03:22:19 fugari Changes to nickname, role, biography, awards and media associations

JCook Photo collection & Archives

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21 October 2015 15:54:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1438

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14 July 2015 23:26:16 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 14-Jul-2015. Added Decorations and Burial event per American Battele Monuments Commission (ABMC) records; Added KIA event per MACR 1438; Added Summary Biography based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

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27 September 2014 18:15:38 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 1438 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list