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John W Hurst

Military

Shot down by fighters just after bommbing the mission target at Gotha, GR and crashed SW of Gotha on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100374. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100374 Suitch's Bitch

    B-24 Liberator
    In mid-December, 1943, Lt. Suitch received orders to proceed to Lincoln, Nebraska, to take possession of a newly-built B-24 Liberator bomber. The bomber assigned to Lt. Suitch's crew was built at the Consolidated plant in San Diego, California, as part...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jennings, Louisiana, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2562 / MACR 2562, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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