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John A Van Winkle




  • Melvin Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 489th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Belward

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    One mission to Germany over France we were at 23,000 ft and were caught in B-17 air turbulance and our right wing stalled out causing us to nearly rollover on our back. John Van Winkle (Rip) and I were both busier than a cat on a tin roof. We...

  • Gordon Cave

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 489th Bomb Group

  • Walter Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 489th Bomb Group

  • Olphert McNichol

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 489th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Raisch

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 489th Bomb Group

  • Homer Smith

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 489th Bomb Group

  • Charles Wood

    Military | Sergeant | 489th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 847th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 2 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:39 AAM AAM ingest

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