|Death: ||Jun. 20, 1944, Denmark|
Waist Gunner S/Sgt John H.Danneker MIA/KIA
Squadron: 565th 389th Bomb Group,
Service # 33509557
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st Lt William Powers MIA/KIA
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 20-Jun-44
Serial Number: 42-100351
Aircraft Model B-24
Cause: Mid Air Collision 8 KIA, 2 POW
Location: Langeland Denmark
389th BG loses three aircraft to enemy action, and three more heavily damaged aircraft land in Sweden on this mission.
On its way to the target 42-100351 collided with B 24H 42-95144 that was flying below it. 42-95144 lost its tail and went into a spinning dive. 42-100351 lost a propeller but otherwise seemed intact and was trailing a white vapor, probably gas or oil. After a short time it rolled over and began to spin until it hit the water approximately 2 kilometers southeast of Kelsnor on the island of Langeland at 09:50 hour.S/Sgt John H. Danneker and S/Sgt Jessie C. Vancil are believed to have gone down with the ship.
Sergent Danneker body was not recovered, his name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.
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Note: Entered the service from Pennsylvania.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56289009
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Added: May. 25, 2014
John was born in Williamsport Pa, the son of Charles Adam & Mary (Eck) Danneker.|
Added: Aug. 2, 2013
Added: Aug. 17, 2010