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John C Monks

Military

Shot down by head-on attacks by fighters on mission to military targets at Escalles-sur-Buchy, France on 14 Jan 1944 in B-24D #41-23779 '4-Q-2'. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23779 '4Q2'

    B-24 Liberator
    A/C flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Nelsonville, Ohio
Prisoner of War 14 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2015 23:03:54 Jenny Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Amalgamated information from duplicate record. Source: MACR 2262 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2362, 8th AF Losses

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