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John Paul Sixkiller

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100365 Wolfgang

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109812

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak, tail section departed A/C, A/C went into spin and crashed St Vith. 3 x POW, 6 x KIA 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121.

  • 42-100311 Yokum Boy

    B-24 Liberator
    Declared war weary in the Autumn of 1944 and salvaged by Base Air Depot 3 at Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland.

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sallislaw, OK 23 May 1923
Lived in Fort Gibson, OK 1942
Enlisted Tulsa, OK 24 November 1942
458th BG Combat Tour RAF Horsham St. Faith 6 March 1944 – 11 April 1944
93rd BG Combat Tour RAF Hardwick 15 April 1944 – 15 August 1944

Dates are approximate

466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 30 August 1944 – 26 October 1944
Died 5 January 1988
Buried Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Oklahoma 8 January 1988

Burial
Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot
Sec. 14, Site 867

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 01:00:24 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=13648112...
https://www.458bg.com/crew14bush.htm
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1556223
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57394895

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

458bg.com / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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