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James Junior Huffman

Military

Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Merseburg on 11/21/44 in B-17 42-97600.

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97600

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/1/44; Langley 26/1/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 91BG Bassingbourn 27/4/44; transferred 351BG [ -Y] Polebrook 14/6/44; 614BS/401BG [IW-Y] Deenethorpe 20/8/44; 613BS [IN-Y]. ...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Morrison, Oklahoma 3 June 1921
Enlisted Portland, Oregon 8 October 1943
Prisoner of war 21 November 1944
Died Klamath Falls, OR 5 July 1979
Buried Bonanza, Oregon 5 November 1979

Buried in Bonanza Memorial Park
He has a Military Bronze Flat Marker

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2019 03:53:10 crfordy Changes to events
Sources

I have obtained these facts from information from Family Tree

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2019 03:36:53 crfordy Changes to middlename, nickname and service number
Sources

Taken from Military Files

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10410, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2691

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