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John Charles Bushing


Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29365, Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Daniel Harris

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29365, Prisoner of War (POW). Retired from a 31 year career in the USAF with the rank of Colonel.

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-29365

    B-24 Liberator
    Mission 291 350 B-24s are dispatched to aviation industry targets in Brunswick 1944-04-08 - MACR #: 3840 Notes:29365 (466th BG, 787th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944. MACR 3840

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Logansport, Indiana, USA 27 October 1922
Enlisted Indianapolis, Indiana 7 January 1943
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge Airfield, UK 22 March 1944 – 8 April 1944
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 8 April 1944

Stalag Luft IV

Shot Down/Wounded in the vicinity of Vorsfelde, Wolfsburg, Germany 8 April 1944

Seriously burned fighting fires in the bomb bay started by the ME 109's attack. He took 18 months to fully heal

Died Monticello, IN 47960, USA 7 May 1991


MONTICELLO — John Charles Bushing, 68, of 210 S. Beach St., died at 10:30 a.m Tuesday in White County Memorial Hospital. He had been ill five years.

Born Oct. 27, 1922, in Logansport, he was the son of William and Elsie Williams Bushing. On Sept. 16, 1946, in Logansport, he was married to Mary L. Harpel, who survives.

He had lived in Monticello since 1952, coming from Logansport. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served in World War II. He was a prisoner of war for one year when his plane was shot down in Germany. He escaped and was rescued by British troops.

He had worked at the former RCA plant in Monticello from 1951 to 1965. He owned a public accounting and tax consulting firm in Monticello from 1965 to 1991. He attended Grace Community Baptist Church. He was a member of the Monticello Masonic Lodge and Murat Shrine Club in Indianapolis.

Also surviving is one son, Terry A., of Monticello.

Buried Monticello, IN 47960, USA 10 May 1991

IOOF Riverview Cemetery
White County
Indiana, USA


Date Contributor Update
15 May 2020 21:22:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2018 17:31:59 466thHistorian Changes to events
"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 124

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2016 22:34:56 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, place associations and media associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:45 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3840 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database