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John C Geissler

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Hunteburg on 8/24/44 in B-17 #4297533

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97533

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/12/43; Langley 14/1/44; Presque Is 11/2/44; Assigned 482BG (H2S) Alconbury 19/2/44; transferred 365BS/305BG [WF-E] Chelveston 20/3/44; ...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Columbus Army Flying School

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Davidson, North Carolina, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8208 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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