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John Currie

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44 in B-24 Heaven Can Wait #4128832

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 845th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28832

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 'Heaven Can Wait' #41-28832 shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44, 10 POWs.

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6986

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