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John Henry Grinde

Military

Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Attack on Foggia airfields under TDY to the 9th AAF. KIA in 41-23778 'Lady Luck' Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2141/3150

Awards: PH.

Service

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23778 'Lady Luck' - 'Jenny'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, SN #41-23778 renamed 'Lady Luck' from 'Jenny' - Survived Operation Tidal Wave over Ploesti Romania, August 1, 1943. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Windsor Dane, WI 20 December 1911

Son of Peter Gifford Sr and Elenora [Kampen] Grinde.

Enlisted Milwaukee, WI 19 May 1942

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Based 1943 – 16 August 1943

Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Routi, Italy 16 August 1943
Buried US Military Cemetery, Bari, Italy 1946

US Military Cemetery, Bari, Italy.

Buried Norway Grove Cemetery De Forest, Dane County, WI 8 December 1949

Re-Interred
Norway Grove Cemetery
De Forest, Dane County, Wisconsin

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2020 21:21:39 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310952147
https://www.fold3.com/image/204972698
https://www.fold3.com/image/686041225
https://www.fold3.com/record/89578076/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.fold3.com/record/701400581/u-s-wwii-hospital-admission-card-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84932450/john-h.-grinde

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3150

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