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John Carpenter Dirickson

Military

Prisoner of War..

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31115 Hells Belles

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Jim Feeney - not found till 25/2/44, Radio Operator: Norman Kajut, Waist gunner: Marion Forbis, Tail gunner: Lou LeFevre ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Osage Reservation, Oklahoma 22 December 1917
Prisoner of war 10 February 1944
Died 4 October 1978

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2022 11:13:02 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=3159&mtch=1&tf=F&q=joh...

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2022 11:09:35 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
MACR 2348;
Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces;
https://388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-DIR01-01&d...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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