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John Wright Peterson

Military

Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Mayen on 11 Oct 44 in B-17 'Hell On Wheels' 42-97948.

Service

People

  • George Grady

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Mayen on 10/11/44 in B-17 'Hell On Wheels' #42-97948. MACR 9479

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | Major | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Earl McDaniel crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Lentz

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 9/25/44 in B-17 'Spirit of '96' 42-107057, MACR 9414.

  • Charles Toler

    Military | First Lieutenant | 384th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97948 Hell on Wings

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-M] Podington 28/5/44; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-U] Grafton Underwood 10/6/44; Missing in Action Wesseling, Germany 11/10/44 with John Wright Peterson,...

Missions

  • 672

    11 October 1944
    Black Week

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY, USA
Prisoner of war 11 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2017 11:07:24 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=3155
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 9479 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 00:38:38 bombercommand Changes to role
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 00:38:04 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=p...

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