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John Joseph Hudjera


Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Wounded in action 22 November 1942 during mission to bomb U-boat base along coast. Plane named 'Rose O'Day'. RTD

Awards: DFC, PH, EAME (with Battle Star).


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. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24512 Rose O'Day

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-N] Bangor 1-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 29-Sep-42; Missing in Action (MIA) 7+m Hamm 4-Mar-43. Aircraft sustained repeated attacks by fighters and crashed into the North Sea just of the southern tip of Texel Island, Holland. The crew...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 18 August 1907
Based Bassingbourn 1942 – 1943

Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died San Diego, CA 6 September 1997
Buried Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA 10 September 1997

Greenwood Memorial Park,
San Diego, California


Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 10:13:43 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:20 AAM AAM ingest

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