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John W Ryan

Military

Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 42-40000 'Just Nothing. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Harlan Bunn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Guy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harvey Hesse

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Francis Krahling

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Lee

    Military | Major | Pilot; Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Charles D. Lee flew with the 93rd BG in 1943 and then transferred to the 91st BG on 24 January 1944. Became Group Operations Officer on 7 February 1944 in the 91st BG. Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Prevost Marshall

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator; Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Arrived in England in July 1943. Shot down on 10th mission over Hamm (Ruhr) on 22 April 1922 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Fred Snavely

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Leonard Sterle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Fire broke out near the top turret shortly after take off on mission to Eschweiler in B-17G # 42-40009 on 24 Jan 1944. RTD. Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW). He flew on the Charles D. Lee, Jr. crew.

  • Jay Suldan

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #4240000 'Just Nothing. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Williams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Killed in action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 311

    22 April 1944

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of war 22 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2020 10:35:22 ED-BB Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

Connected with the 10 other crew members on 42-40000

Date Contributor Update
28 April 2020 12:09:32 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/91st_info/91stbg_pow_internees_v13-298_oct2...
"Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Bishop & Hey
MACR 4259 at https://www.fold3.com/image/28626310

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