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John J Kirby


Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4231357 'Our Desire. ' Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Thomas Sherwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Co-pilot, Mullane crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 42-31357 "Our Desire". Mission to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, GE. MACR 3865. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. ...

Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31357 Our Desire, Man o' War II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Romulus 12/11/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 11/12/43. ...


Event Location Date
Born Kansas Cty, Missouri, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 13 April 1944


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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3865 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database