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John Edward Hartman

Military

Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Walt Ramsay crew. 27 combat missions. ETD

42-38014 BK-G, LITTLE AMERICA II Lead squadron. Crashed while landing at RAF Detling, Kent, on return from mission with battle damage. Struck obstructions including a hut, destroying aircraft. There were no personnel injuries. Accident Report #45-01-01-521

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Willard Ehr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | SJ, Spot Jammer, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Walt Ramsey crew. 19 x combat missions. Killed in Action (KIA) near Duisburg in B-17 'Heavenly Body' 43-39053 Left formation at target on fire after aircraft received direct flak burst, setting #4 on fire and #2...

  • John Hartman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Walt Ramsay crew. 27 combat missions. ETD ...

  • Joseph Kotys

    Military | Sergeant | MOS 611 Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Joseph Kotys served as a tail gunner with the 546th Bomb Squadron of the 384th Bomb Group. After the war, he was a successful gymnast for Kent State University. Olympic games 1948. Won 1949 & 1950 NCAA all-around titles & four apparatus titles. 1955...

  • Ray Lacey

    Military | Sergeant | MOS 611 - Aerial Gunner Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    42-38014 BK-G, LITTLE AMERICA II - Lead squadron. Crashed while landing at RAF Detling, Kent, on return from mission with battle damage. Struck obstructions including a hut, destroying aircraft. There were no personnel injuries. ...

  • Roy Marberg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF | 384th Bomb Group
    42-38014 BK-G, LITTLE AMERICA II - Lead Squadron. Crashed while landing at RAF Detling, Kent, on return from mission with battle damage. Struck obstructions including a hut, destroying aircraft. There were no personnel injuries. ...

  • Jacklin Mitchell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    42-38014 BK-G, LITTLE AMERICA II - Lead squadron. Crashed while landing at RAF Detling, Kent, on return from mission with battle damage. Struck obstructions including a hut, destroying aircraft. There were no personnel injuries. ...

  • John Mitchell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 1034 - Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash Landing Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14, UK 1 January 1945 ...

  • Walter Ramsay

    Military | First Lieutenant | 1091 - Pilot, B-17 | 384th Bomb Group
    42-38014 BK-G, LITTLE AMERICA II - Lead squadron. Crashed while landing at RAF Detling, Kent, on return from mission with battle damage. Struck obstructions including a hut, destroying aircraft. There were no personnel injuries. ...

  • Harry Wahlstrom

    Military | First Lieutenant | 1091 - Pilot, B-17 Co-Pilot, Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

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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. ...

  • 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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-38014 LITTLE AMERICA II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 14/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Isle, Maine 9/12/43; Assigned to the 546th BS/384th BG [BK-G] at Station 106, Grafton Underwood on 6/1/44; (19/9/44 - struck by flak just before the IP; after dropping bombs on target left...

Missions

  • 774

    1 January 1945

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 Pennsylvania 1925
Enlisted Clarksburg, WV, USA 2 July 1943

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 16 December 1944 – April 1945

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #247 dated 16 December 1944, Walter E. Ramsay Crew. 27 combat missions.

Died 10 August 1965
Buried McClellandtown Presbyterian Cemetery, McClellandtown, Fayette County, PA 13 August 1965

McClellandtown Presbyterian Cemetery
McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2020 15:54:17 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/89188987-john-e-hartman
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7954
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116604813/john-e-hartman

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2020 21:59:18 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/89188987-john-e-hartman
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7954
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116604813/john-e-hartman

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2017 19:35:19 bombercommand Changes to biography and person associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7954

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2017 17:36:36 bombercommand Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7954

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 11:22:31 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate records to include information from :
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia
- http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7954

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2015 22:57:09 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7954
National Enlisted Data Base http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 45-01-01-521 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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