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John Robert Tunink


Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Kenneth Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31535

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Syracuse 8/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Y] Kimbolton 24/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Adams, Co-pilot: Jack Bowden, Navigator: Vince Morkus, Bombardier: Leon...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Runsfell, Alberta, Canada 28 January 1915

Elgin, Nebraska, USA

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 30 January 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 30 January 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF 31 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 26 July 1977
Buried Resurrection Cemetery, Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, IA 30 July 1977

Resurrection Cemetery
Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa



Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 09:15:27 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:38 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database