668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1Lt. John Joseph Chalmers

Pilot,  O-533025

Prisoner Of War

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 4-Nov-1919, Brooklyn, New York

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 14-Feb-1945
Captured: 14-Feb-1945 10:00, Near Remagen/Rhine
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Return Date: Before 31-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 20-Jul-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 52191

Died: 26-Oct-2013, Tavares, Lake County, Florida

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry


John J Chalmers, 93

Deaths in Central Florida

Lake County

JOHN J. CHALMERS, 93, Tavares, died Saturday. National Cremation Society, Fruitland Park.

The Orlando Sentinel (Florida), Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Page B4, John J Chalmers Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/269802149/?terms=John%20Chalmers&match=1 [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)

Orlando Sentinel, The (Florida), JOHN J. CHALMERS Obituary, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/14D0BE67C1661010-14D0BE67C1661010 [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)

MACR 12346 Details

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

Ten aircraft suffered battle damage. The eleventh aircraft, believed hit by flak, was last seen going down in flames in the vicinity of Heinersheim. One chute emerged. The crew of three included Lts J.J. Chalmers and L.W. Eckard, and S/Sgt K. Fortuner.
(416th BG History 1945)

See also Mission # 204

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