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John Anthony Blagg

Military

Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John A. Blagg, Passenger-John P. Tarro and Passenger Norman D. DeClarke were killed.
Accident Report Number 45-12-10-503

Service

People

  • Lewis Ahner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Co-pilot - Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer - Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator - Alexander W. Andrews,...

  • Alexander Andrews

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • Weldon Bragg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • Norman DeClarke

    Military | First Lieutenant | 2554 - Aerial Gunnery Instructor | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • Desire Massicotte

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • Frederick Miner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • John Tarro

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Copilot, Passenger | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-39236 BLINKIN' BETSY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Hunter 13/1/45; Dow Fd 1/2/45; Assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [SO-A], Station 106, Grafton Underwood, UK on 20 February 1945; transferred with group to Istres on passenger transport duties; crash landed at St Andre...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 1923
Enlisted Miami Beach, FL, USA 25 February 1943

Residence: Lawrence County, Ohio
Private, Air Corps
Enlisted Serial Number: 13121273

Assigned 22 February 1945

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #43 dated 22 February 1945 as crew pilot. 24 combat missions.

Killed in Service (KIS) 10 December 1945
Buried Woodland Cemetery, Coal Grove, OH 45638, USA

Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Coal Grove
Lawrence County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section C

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 12:11:00 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate record to include information from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2015 00:34:22 bombercommand Changes to middlename, awards, events and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
Find A Grave
National Enlisted Data Base

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2015 03:09:43 bombercommand Changes to biography
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2015 02:56:56 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 45-12-10-503 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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