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John Henry Gardner

Military

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 17-May-43 in B-17 42-29663. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 15555

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME,

Service

People

  • Donald Tuttle

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 17-May-43 in B-17 42-29663. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 15555 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean conflict.

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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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29663

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/1/43; Salina 3/2/43; Homestead 19/2/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 2/3/43; Missing in Action Lorient 17/5/43 with Don Tuttle, Co-pilot: Jim Aubele, Navigator: Chas Spear, Radio Operator: John Gardner, Tail gunner: Ed...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 58

    17 May 1943
    VIII Bomber Command launches another operation against German U-Boat facilities with three elements. The first element is a formation of 100 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (24); 92BG (10); 303BG (21); 305BG (21) and 306BG (24) to attack the German U-Boat...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born 27 May 1920
Based Chelveston 1943 – 17 May 1943

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Lorient, France 17 May 1943

Shot down 17-May-43 in B-17 42-29663. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 15555

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 17 May 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag VIIa.

Married Cheyenne, WY 5 November 1949

Married Rosemay Hanlon.

Died 27 May 1981
Buried St Anthony Cemetery, Grand Junction, CO June 1981

St Anthony Cemetery
Grand Junction,
Mesa County, CO

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2019 13:28:37 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/47349084
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55215876/john-h_-gardner

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2019 19:15:59 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/47349084

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15555 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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