668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. John R. Simmonds

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  17135418

Killed In Action - Dec 25, 1944

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: about 1927, Unknown

Entered Military Service: Date: 5-Nov-1942 At: Ft Scott, KS From: Chereokee County, Kansas

Buried: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, Plot: Section E Site 142

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry

A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

The flight leader's plane was hit by moderate to intense, heavy accurate flak that followed the formation from the bombline to the target. The plane, an A-20 Havoc, exploded in mid-air. One chute was seen to emerge and open. The crew consisted of Captain R.V. Miracle, Lt J.J. Burg, Staff Sergeants A.F. Galloway and J.R. Simmonds. ... Both crews are listed as MIA.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 12016 and Mission # 176

Photos and Documents
School Yearbook
Interment Control Form
Interment Control Form
Rosters Of WW II Dead
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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