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John R McMurray

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat mission. McCord crew.

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

People

  • Richard McCord

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. Flew B-17 'Ice Cold Katy'. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-107039 Ice Cold Katy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Grenier 27/2/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-M] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45...

  • 42-31891 The Shape

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-P] Deenethorpe 15/2/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-37628 Heavenly Body

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/5/44; Hunter 18/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-O] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; 612BS [SC-A]; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Based Deenethorpe May 1944 – October 1944

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Lived in New York City, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2021 15:34:01 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=359
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=10601

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=359

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