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John S Minerich Jr


Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30023 'Forever Yours'. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30023 Forever Yours II, Horny

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/4/43; Smoky Hill 27/4/43; Dow Field 19/5/43; Presque Is 20/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Presque Is 28/5/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-M] Thorpe Abbotts 5/6/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Ed Stork, Co-pilot: John Minerich,...


Event Location Date
Born Keewatin, Minnesota, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 October 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11


Date Contributor Update
29 October 2020 19:59:33 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Added a connection to the 100th BG listed in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 21:43:53 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added information to the "Summary biography" copied from a crew member on A/C #42-30023.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 21:27:47 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 21:25:00 jmoore43 Changes to surname, middlename and suffix

Corrected middle & last name fields.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:40 AAM AAM ingest

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