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John C Kaliher

Military

Shot down by fighters on mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #41-24587 'Bad Check'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24587 Bad Check

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-P] Bangor 5/10/42; Molesworth 25/10/42; Missing in Action 45m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with George McClellan, Co-pilot: Bill Fisher, ex B-26 pilot on his 1st mission, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Tempesta, Radio Operator...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 11 January 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2020 21:26:41 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 1 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

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 1922 / MACR 1922, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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