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John L McClellan

Military

Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Cecil Middleton

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

Aircraft

  • 41-28589

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bremen, A/C severely hit by flak crew baled out 20-Dec-43. 10 x POW. MACR 1972.

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Coalton, Oklahoma 74437, USA 12 July 1915
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 20 December 1943
Died Chandler, AZ, USA 20 March 1982
Enlisted
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2017 21:23:13 MMcClellan Changes to nickname and events
Sources

Submitted by Mark L McClellan (son)

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 09:26:52 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1972

See also: http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=92093

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

389th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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