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Dale A Johns

Military

Crew Number 22

Service

People

  • Orman Coffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97093 I'll Get By

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 3/3/44 DOC'S FLYING CIRCUS, then GIRL OF MY DREAMS; on mission 21/7/44 with ? , Lt Sam Dubin (Killed in Action); severe icing during assembly for...

  • 43-38526 'STAR DUSTER'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/8/44; Hunter 23/8/44; Grenier 4/9/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-Z] Framlingham 8/9/44 BIG GAS BIRD; Missing in Action Derben 14/1/45 with Lou Niebergall, Norman Comstock, Lorenzo Herring, Bob Putt, Jack Palmer, Len Hokow (7...

  • 43-38600

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/8/44; Lincoln 2/9/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 8/9/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with Dick Berryman, Lon Norman, Les Chavet, Mike Riley, Norman Dahlin (5 Killed in Action); Albt Lundberg, Jim...

  • 44-6914

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/12/44; Dow Fd 23/12/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-G] Framlingham 1/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; Sth Plains 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 24/11/45.

  • 44-8633

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 9/11/44; Grenier 2/12/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-Z] 13/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45; SWEET MARIE.

Missions

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 720

    21 November 1944

  • 731

    30 November 1944

  • 748

    12 December 1944

  • 754

    18 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 769

    29 December 1944

  • 770

    30 December 1944

  • 783

    6 January 1945

  • 785

    7 January 1945

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Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chariton, IA 14 November 1924
Lived in Woodhull, IL 26 December 1942
390th BG Combat Tour Framlingham Airfield, UK 16 November 1944 – 9 April 1945
Died Franklin, IN 2 March 1999
Buried Mt. Auburn, Indiana 5 March 1999

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn, Shelby County, Indiana, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 03:48:48 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://5085.sydneyplus.com/final/portal.aspx?lang=en-US
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=30069255...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37523380/dale-a-johns

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Johns%2C+Dale+A

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