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John G. J. O'Brien


Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat', Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Clinton Caverne

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Albany, New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 9 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
01 April 2020 03:21:58 jmoore43 Changes to middlename

Added a space between middle initials.

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2020 03:20:46 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2017 02:03:21 466thHistorian Changes to service number

466th BG Honor Roll

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2015 03:08:39 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, awards, events, person associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3843 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database