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John William Haney


POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Heuach on 7/21/44 in B-17 #4297140 This was on mission to Regensburg, 9th mission. Was in Stalag Luft 1 at Barth. Liberated by Russian Army May, '45. Walked out of camp to English lines at Wismer,Ger.

POW/AEME ribbon w 1 battle star/Air Medal


Units served with


  • 42-97140

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-L] Snetterton 3/3/44; Missing in Action Regensburg 21/7/44 with John Forciea, Co-pilot: Jim McKay, Navigator: John Haney, Bombardier: Jim Sapos, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Attien, Ohio, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 21 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
10 September 2015 13:31:06 ram957 Changes to middlename and service number

MACR 7413

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:47 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7413 / MACR 7413; self; Snetterton Falcons, pg 169, 178 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database