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John Raymond Arter


Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-29955 'Mr. Five By Five', Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29955 'MR. FIVE BY FIVE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Smoky Hill 5/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 427BS/305BG [GN-I] Chelveston 16/5/43; 24m Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Capt Addell Cote, Co-pilot: Clarry Bixler, Navigator: Wilbur Barnhill, Bombardier: John Hull...


  • VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...


Event Location Date
Born Lisbon, Ohio, USA 14 March 1908
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 26 November 1943
Died 26 November 1943

Tablets of the Missing


Date Contributor Update
28 November 2020 22:10:55 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations

Added a connection to the 8th AF mission #138 for 26 Nov 1943.

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2020 20:58:03 jmoore43 Changes to middlename and events

Updated middle name and Born Event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56296402.
Added a Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56296402.

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2020 20:50:22 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:34 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1324 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database