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John M Larsen


Prisoner of War (POW). Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-24 #42-23810 'Tarfu'. Target was Kiel, Germany. A/C hit by flak damaging controls, causing loss of control. A/C crashed 2 Km southwest of S├╝derschmedeby, south of Frensburg, Germany.



Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-23810 Tarfu

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23810, named, Tarfu, flew on Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission to destroy the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The aircraft returned safely to Libya. 1 Aug 43. ...


Event Location Date
Killed in action 4 January 1944


Date Contributor Update
22 March 2020 02:26:00 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

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

ABMC; MACR 8342, Losses of 8th AF / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia