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John P Morreale


Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 January 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III'. Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Ronald Rohner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Son of Walter and Arlene Rohner; brother of Kathleen. Enlisted in the US Army, National Guard, on March 3, 1941 at Camp Flint in Auburn, California. He was attending Placer Junior College at the time but withdrew when the Guard became an active part of...

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron
  • 613th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/9/43; Scott 7/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 23/12/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ron Rohner, Navigator: Stan Johnson, Bombardier: Emil Smetana, Radio Operator: John Morreale, Ball turret gunner: Ken...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA 1 October 1922
Killed in Action (KIA) 38154 Beienrode, Germany 30 January 1944

Show down by Fw190's.

Buried Hillside, IL, USA 30 April 1949

Mount Carmel Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 33, Block 11, Lot 80, Grave 1


Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 13:00:30 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, biography and unit associations

Brought in information from a duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2276, 8th AF Losses,

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 02:06:55 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:32 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 2276 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database