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John C Childs Jr


Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with



Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Event Location Date
Born Hot Springs, AR, USA 9 July 1919

Son of John C Snr and Carman C Childs.

Lived in Garland County, AR, USA 1941
Enlisted 555 E. Street East, JBSA Randolph, TX 78150, United States 10 June 1942

Randolph Field

Based Duxford 10 October 1944 – July 1945

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 8 February 1945

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Promotion Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK April 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Little Rock, AR, USA 24 July 1991


Date Contributor Update
08 January 2018 19:56:31 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 13:08:55 Carl Changes to service number and highest rank

78th FG records/Duxford Diary

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list