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John T Dorris


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by Flak over the target Politz in B-17 'IN-C' #42-31081 'Son of a Blitz'



  • Augustus Nelson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by Flak over the target Politz in B-17 42-31081 'Son of a Blitz' Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9757 Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron


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...


Event Location Date
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 23 October 1914
Killed in Action Police, Poland 7 October 1944
Died 7 October 1944
Buried 9 February 1950

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville KY


Date Contributor Update
26 July 2017 18:53:06 Win Bryson Changes to biography, events, place associations and media associations

401st Bomb Group Individual PR photo, this copy from Family (Dorris-Bryson).

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2017 21:42:38 TAILDRAGGER Changes to service number

From service records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:41 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9757 / MACR 9757,

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