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John G Winant Jr


John G Winant Jr served as a pilot with the 390th Bomb Group. His father, John G Winant, was US Ambassador to Britain between 1941-1946.

Winant was shot down on 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply' and taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30262 Tech Supply

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Gt Falls 16/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/7/43; transferred 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 8/43; Missing in Action (12m) Munster...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War Zagan, Poland 10 October 1943 – 1945

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2020 21:11:15 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added "-" to the S/N to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 16:34:18 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added the location of the POW camp in the POW event.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 16:31:12 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2019 04:11:24 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added S/N & POW camp per info on WW2 POWs at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 12:22:53 Lucy May Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
MACR 862 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 862