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John J Emperor


Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423549. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3549

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/7/43; Grand Island 9/8/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-H] Chelveston 1/10/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Chas Willis, Co-pilot: John Emperor, Waist gunner: Ed Sedingerchute caught fire,Tail gunner: Nick Stanchak (4...


Event Location Date
Born Auburn, New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 14 October 1943
Died 14 October 1943


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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 918 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database