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John C Childs Jr

Military

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

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

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...

Events

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
Texas

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

Revisions

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
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=childs&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/record/84743306-john-c-childs-jr
https://www.fold3.com/image/192994610?terms=John%20C%20Childs
https://www.fold3.com/record/54349963-john-c-childs
https://www.fold3.com/image/29435803

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

78th FG records/Duxford Diary

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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