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John S O'Neal


Collided with another aircraft 24 May 1944 in B-17 42-31291. Prisoner of War (POW).



  • Carl Gardon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Gardon Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Collided with another aircraft 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31291 "Avengress" outside Berlin. Mission #116. MACR 5176. Killed in Action (KIA). Former co-pilot for Rayburn Crew. Buried in St Boniface Cemetery,...

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31291 Avengress

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/10/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Palm Springs 8/11/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-F] Ridgewell 11/12/43; Missing in Action 14m Berlin 24/5/44 with Carl Gardon, Bombardier: Bill Moseley (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Archie Sornberger,...


Event Location Date
Born Plains, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
05 July 2017 13:33:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography, events and unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 5176;

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:40 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 5176 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database