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John G Batsakis


Member of Johnson crew.

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



  • Wallace Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Johnson crew. Assigned to 849BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF.

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. ...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


Event Location Date
Born Alpena County, MI, USA 21 June 1923

Son of Gust and Diana Batsakis.

Enlisted Kalamazoo, MI, USA 3 February 1943
Died Plymouth, MI 48170, USA 20 December 2000
Buried 1300 W Washington Ave, Alpena, MI 49707, USA January 2001

Holy Cross Cemetery
Alpena County, MI


Date Contributor Update
18 March 2018 13:00:13 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:03 AAM AAM ingest

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia