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John Edward Mont

Military

Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshafen 30-Dec-43 in B-17 42-31149 'My Day'; ditched in Channel 30-Dec-43, Returned to Duty (RTD). MACR 3139

Failed to Return (FTR) Augsburg in B-17 42-31138 'Winged Fury' 13-Apr-44; shot down Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3773

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

Service

People

  • Phillip Comella

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshafen 30-Dec-43 in B-17 42-31149 'My Day'; ditched in Channel 30-Dec-43, Killed in Action. MACR 3139 Awards: AM, PH

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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. ...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31138 Winged Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Art Nelson, Co-pilot: Art Livermore, Navigator: Maurice White, Bombardier: Bill Matuszewski, Flight...

  • 42-31149

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Love Fd 12/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Phil Comelia, Co-pilot: Guy Claypool, Navigator: Bill Aunspaugh, Bombardier: Curtis Bellfy, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Laconia, New Hampshire, USA 17 March 1922

Son of Walter Edward and Evelyn O [Piper] Mont.

Enlisted Manchester, NH 10 September 1942

Manchester, New Hampshire

Based Knettishall 1943 – 13 April 1944

Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Returned (RTD) English Channel Off Isle of Wight 30 December 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshafen 30-Dec-43 in B-17 42-31149 'My Day'; ditched in Channel 30-Dec-43, Returned to Duty (RTD). MACR 3139

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 13 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Died 11 February 2015
Buried Bayside Cemetery Laconia, Belknap County, NH 14 February 2015

Bayside Cemetery
Laconia,
Belknap County, New Hampshire

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2021 17:35:03 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/37110587
https://www.fold3.com/image/653059652
https://www.fold3.com/record/85606948/john-e-mont-wwii-army-enlistment-r...
https://www.fold3.com/record/700846423/mont-john-e-us-wwii-hospital-admi...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142773504/john-e-mont#add-to-vc

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3139 / MACR 3139, MACR 3773 / MACR 3773 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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