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English John D.

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B-17 42-97137

Name:
John D. English
Rank:
First Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-673515
Unit:
751st Bomber Squadron, 457th Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-04-20
State:
Texas
Cemetery:
Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Me
Plot:
B
Row:
2
Grave:
25
Decoration:
Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Comments:

1st Lt John D. English, navigator of the B-17 42-97137 “Silver Queen”, took off from station 130 in Glatton, Cambridgeshire, UK on a bombing mission over the V1 site of Gorenflos. The plane was hit by flak between the belly turret and radio station. It crashed at 1850, killing all but two crew members.