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John E Dyson

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 'Pride of Vhelhalis' #42-37889, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37889 'PRIDE OF VHELHALIS'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Y] Horham 11/11/43; 66m, Missing in Action Bohlen oil depot 29/6/44 with Jim Cook, Co-pilot: Harry Bachus, Navigator: Jim Whittaker, Bombardier: Bob Hansell, Flight engineer/top...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Gatesville, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2021 02:49:11 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6741

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