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Myron Wilis Johnson

Military

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 12AF USAAF. Downed by flak over Foggia in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky Jr' 7-Sep-43; A/C exploded, blown clear. Prisoner of War (POW), MACR 642.

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH (OLC), GC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Bispham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia mission in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky Jr' 7-Sep-43; Downed by flak, A/C exploded over Foggia, Killed in Action (KIA), MACR 642. Awards: PH.

  • Edwin Grogan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 97th Bomb Group
    Edwin Frances Grogan, originally of Turners Falls, MA, served in the 414 Bomb Squadron, and was killed in action over Foggia Italy on 7 September 1943 in B-17 Flying Fortress 41-24342. ...

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Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24342 'Stinky Jr'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bovingdon 8/42; 414BS/97BG Polebrook 24/8/42; transferred Maison Blanche, Alg. 20/11/42; Missing in Action Foggia 7/9/43 with Bill Bispham, Pilot: Everett Blogg, Navigator: Glenn J. Rhodes Jr., Co-pilot: Dan Grover, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 23 June 1915
Enlisted Camp Blanding, FL 11 April 1942

Camp Blanding, Florida

Based Depienne, Tunisia 1943 – 7 September 1943

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 12AF USAAF.

Blown clear POW Foggia, Italy 7 September 1943

Downed by flak over Foggia in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky' 7-Sep-43; A/C exploded, blown clear. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 642

Prisoner of War (POW) Łambinowice, Poland 7 September 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag VIII-B.

Discharged USAAF 5 January 1946

Honourable discharge.

Died 3 January 1950
Buried Sylvan Heights cemetery Uniontown, PA 8 January 1950

Sylvan Heights cemetery
Uniontown,
Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2021 13:23:17 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 22:18:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 21:54:28 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Updated the location of the "POW" event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 21:49:26 jmoore43 Changes to events and place associations
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Added an association to Stalag 344 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2019 14:51:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/87827773-myron-w-johnson

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