FLANAGAN, JOHN MICHAEL, Sergeant, # 31125291, USAAF

 

John Michael Flanagan was born 28 December 1921 in Connecticut to Michael Joseph Flanagan (1882-    ) and Mary A. Flanagan (1896-    ). Siblings included Margaret M. Flanagan (1919-    ), J. Bernard J. Flanagan (1920-    ), Irene P. Flanagan (1922-    ), Marie Flanagan (1924-    ), Tresia D. Flanagan (1926-    ), Agnes C. Flanagan (1928-    ) an James M. Flanagan (1933-    ). His father was a truck driver in 1930 and worked for a moving company in 1940.

 

He registered for the WW II draft and worked for the United States Aluminum Company. He described himself as 5’9”, 160 lbs, with red hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in Hartford, Connecticut, on 16 June 1942. On 22 February 1944, B-25G, # 42-64779, assigned to the 341st Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Squadron, departed the 10th Air Force base at Kurmitola, India, on a combat mission of targets of opportunity on the railway south of Monywa, Burma. At 1145 hours, it was hit by anti-aircraft fire, burst into flames, and was seen to crash. All aboard were killed. He is remembered in a memorial at the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

TUTTLE, ROY (NMI), Sergeant, # 17056535, USAAF

 

Roy Tuttle was born in 1923 in Nebraska to Roy Grant Tuttle (1892-1980) and Maude Mar (Clauson) Tuttle (1892-1974).  Siblings included Laverne Kenneth Tuttle (1914-1968), Ruth Emerine (Tuttle) Holtel (1915-1995), Virginia June (Tuttle) Turner (1917-2012), Grace Alice Tuttle (1918-1998), Irene Margaret (Tuttle) Faustlin (1919-1998), Georgia Lee Tuttle (1923-1940), John Tuttle (1927-    ), William James Tuttle (1929-2006), Muriel “Mearle” Maxine (Tuttle) Johnson (1933-2011), and Robert Lee Tuttle (1937-    ). In 1940 his father worked for a furniture store.

 

He enlisted while living in Wyandotte County, Kansas, on 11 February 1942, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He trained as an armorer and was responsible for the weapons function and maintenance on the B-25. On 22 February 1944, B-25G, # 42-64779, assigned to the 341st Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Squadron, departed the 10th Air Force base at Kurmitola, India, on a combat mission of targets of opportunity on the railway south of Monywa, Burma. At 1145 hours, it was hit by anti-aircraft fire, burst into flames, and was seen to crash. All aboard were killed. He is remembered in a memorial at the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.