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John Joseph Sauser


John Sauser served as a bombardier with 387th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Chipping Ongar, England.


Units served with

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 559th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...


Event Location Date
Born Iowa, USA 1916
Lived in Montgomery County, OH, USA March 1942
Enlisted Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Rickenbacker International Airport, 7370 Minuteman Way, Columbus, OH 43217, USA 26 March 1942

Then known as Lockbourne Army Air Base


Date Contributor Update
12 January 2017 15:14:37 Lucy May Changes to service number, events and aircraft associations

NARA enlistment record:

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2017 18:48:23 jsauser11 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations and place associations

Entered by Jeffrey P. Sauser, son of John J. Sauser, from John's records.