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Byron Ray Johnson

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Graft on 6 Feb 45 in B-24 #42110188

Service

People

  • Albert Findley

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Graft on 6 Feb 45 in B-24 #42110188 ...

  • William Fowler

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineeer | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Graft in B-24 #42110188

  • John Gates

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Graft in B-24 #42110188

  • Theodore Mabee

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Graft in B-24 42-110188

  • Raleigh Murray

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Graft in B-24 #42110188 ...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 681

    17 October 1944

  • 682

    18 October 1944

  • 683

    19 October 1944

  • 685

    22 October 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kay, Oklahoma 12 June 1918
Shot Down/Captured Graft, 30419 Hannover, Germany 6 February 1945

John evaded capture for 12 days, making his way into Holland before being captured

POW Zagan, Poland 10 February 1945 – May 1945

Stalag Luft III

Died El Paso, Texas 5 April 1982
Buried Fort Bliss National Cemetery 8 April 1982

Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Add to Map
Plot
C, 0, 746

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2020 23:04:09 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44031_09_00...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2272/images/33154_b0631...

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2020 01:31:27 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Mission Report for 22 October 1944
NARA document research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2017 15:46:19 Lucy May Changes to biography and place associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12220

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2016 03:16:06 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=79570

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12220 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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