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John J Deloye

Military

POW (Prisoner of War). Shot down due to heavy flak on a B-26 mission to the Seraing Railroad Bridge in Liège, Belgium. Aircraft Serial number 4131853. MACR 5039.

Service

People

  • Forest Estel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in action on the 25 May 1944 mission to bomb a railway bridge at Seraing (Liège), Belgium. MACR 5039.

  • Richard Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Pilot of B-26 Marauder "Lois Rose" - serial 4131853 - on the 25 May 1944 mission to bomb a railroad bridge at Seraing, Liège, Belgium. Landed in parachute near Aubel, Belgium and immediately captured. Sent to temporary hospital in Spa, Belgium....

  • James O'Donnell

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Tail Gunner on B-26 "Lois Rose" #41-31853, shot down on the 25 May 1944 mission to bomb a railway bridge at Seraing, Liège, Belgium. Made prisoner. MACR 5039.

  • Homer Posey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Co-Pilot of B-26 "Lois Rose" Serial 431853. Shot down on the 25 May 1944 mission to bomb a railroad bridge at Seraing, Liège, Belgium. KIA (Killed in Action).

  • Harry Schwartz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 323rd Bomb Group
    Shot down due to heavy flak on a B-26 mission to the Seraing Railroad Bridge, Liège, Belgium. Made prisoner (POW - Stalag Luft 4)

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Units served with

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 455th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31853 Lois Rose

    B-26 Marauder
    Shot down 25 May 1944 on a mission to bomb a railroad bridge in Seraing, Liège, Belgium. MACR 5039.

Missions

  • 370

    25 May 1944
    First mission. Up at 5:00 AM and back at 11:00. Good hit on marshaling yards. Our plane was hit but no-one in our crew was hit.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wisconsin, United States 1915
Enlisted Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States 14 April 1942
Prisoner 25 May 1944 – 18 March 1946

NARA WWII POW database : "Stalag Luft 3 - returned to Allied Military control 18 March 1946"...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 15:06:52 ED-BB Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 5039
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, Marauder Men / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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