John Campbell Mac Queen

Sgt    10600624    614th
London UK.
1924 - 1944

Right Waist Gunner aboard 42-97464 (What Next ?)

Margraten cemetery, Netherlands
Plot : M , Row : 12 , Grave : 5.
1924 - 1944

     John was born 1924, London, England, UK.

     He joined the 401st BG
     His last mission, Apr 13, 1944, Target: Schweinfurt, Germany, About 10 minutes past the target the ship
     was attacked by 14 FW 190 and 109's..
     A/C turned back and seemed under control for about 40 seconds , the went into steep dive and blew up
     at 16000 Feet.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1944, when John died on the age of 19 he left behind his family :

         His parents, Mr & Mrs Peter A. Mac Queen, age 51

John flew his fatal mission with this crew, but he is not on the photo
Front row, : Jack L. Pfaffman - 1st Lt Stimson - John O'Neal - Robert H. Timberlake
Back row, : Alfred Lesage - Andrew L. Allen - Paul J. Amos - Karl E. Kukurin - Paul S. Melia - Carmon L. Mancuso.

Mission to Schweinfurt, Germany, After fighter had attacked aircraft and right wing tip burning.
Crashed near Weibersbrunn, Germany

         Apr 13, 1944, mission no 50, Target: Ball bearing plant in Schweinfurt, Germany.

         Fighters were agressive and persistent, with as many as 150/200 encountered during the mission,
         and some coming as close as 75 yards.
         Flak was heavy as hell.

         Clouds over the target made observations of strike results impossible.
         John was killed in the fighter attack by a 20 mm shell.

         John was buried on Apr 16, 1944 at Weibersbrunn, Germany and later transferred to margraten,

         John flew about 2 or 3 missions.

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