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Jack Norman McKinney

Military

With 3 of 4 engines damaged on a mission to Oberpfaffenholen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-37793 'Spirit Of Winsome Winn II' headed towards Switzerland, crash landed on fire on the Swiss side of Lake Constance. All 10 crew survived. P.O.Ws for 11 plus months. Returned to allied control in February 1945. Retired from service 31 July 1970.
WWII
Korean War
Cuban Missle Crisis
Viet Nam

AM/ AF Commendation w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO w/ 1 battle star/ WW II VM/ ACM/ DFC

Service

People

  • Lawrence Dunn

    Military | Sergeant | Flexible Gunner, Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #39 dated 27 February 1944, Jack N. McKinney Crew. 33 combat missions. Wounded on 8th AF mission #361, 22 May 1944.

  • Roger Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146, as crew pilot. 11 combat missions. ...

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37793 Spirit Of Winsome Winn II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/8/43; Scott 17/9/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-X] Grafton Underwood 2/11/43; on return from ops force landed at London Rd, Brighton, Sx, UK 8/2/44 with Norman De Frees, crew unknown (10 Returned to Duty); Missing in Action...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 264

    18 March 1944
    The German aircraft industries and aie depots are the main objectives of this mission. A combined total of 738 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Oberpfaffenhofen and...

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 Ellwood City, Pennsylvania 29 September 1922

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2015 21:00:35 bombercommand Changes to middlename, awards and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 08:09:45 Pkirkwood Changes to media associations
Sources

Patrick Kirkwood
grandson of Jack McKinney

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 08:08:18 Pkirkwood Changes to media associations
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Patrick Kirkwood
grandson of Jack McKinney

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 08:04:12 Pkirkwood Changes to media associations
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Patrick Kirkwood
grandson of Jack McKinney

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 07:22:27 Pkirkwood Changes to biography
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Patrick Kirkwood
grandson of Jack McKinney

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 07:05:29 Pkirkwood Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
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Patrick Kirkwood
grandson of Jack McKinney

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 02:21:36 Pkirkwood Changes to role
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Patrick Kirkwood
grandson of Jack McKinney

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 02:20:05 Pkirkwood Changes to service number
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Patrick Kirkwood
grandson of Jack McKinney

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 02:18:17 Pkirkwood Changes to awards
Sources

Patrick Kirkwood
grandson of Jack McKinney

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self, MACR 3484, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=m...

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