669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

2Lt. John J. ("Jimmy") Farley

Pilot,  O-765240

Killed In Action - Feb 25, 1945

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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      Born: 11-Oct-1922, Unknown

Entered Military Service: Date: 16-Sep-1942 From: Wake County, North Carolina

Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry

See also:
2Lt. John J. Farley Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) extracts

A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

One aircraft was hit by flak over the target. The left engine was knocked completely out of the nacelle and the plane turned over on its back. It went out of control and into a spin. No chutes were seen. The crew, Lt J.J. Farley and Sgt E.R. Hardesty, are listed as MIA.
(416th BG History 1945)

See also MACR 12726 and Mission # 214

Photos and Documents
Google Maps Crash site
Google Maps Crash site
Veteran Burial Card
Veteran Burial Card
Veteran Burial Card
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

"Goin' Home" courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Band