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John E Cannell


Shot down 16 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30001. Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Raymond Bidwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30001. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30001 MARY ANN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-E] Kimbolton 23/6/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget 16/8/43 with Raymond H. Bidwell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Cannell, Ball turret gunner: Tom Johnson...


Event Location Date
Born Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 16 August 1943
Died 16 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 03:36:46 jmoore43 Changes to biography and unit associations

Added a connection to 8th AF. Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:53 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1297 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database