Alsup, John Creg, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1063-Fighter-Bomber Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1051, 312th Bombardment Group, Light
Service Years
1942 - 1945
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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brown Creek, Texas
Last Address
Tanauan Airfield, Leyte, Philippines

Casualty Date
Jan 14, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot F, Row 3, Grave 81

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 Unit Assignments
US Air Force312th Bombardment Group, Light
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1051, 387th Bombardment Squadron, Light
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1051, 312th Bombardment Group, Light
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Houston
  1940-1941, University of Houston
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-20 Havoc  
  1944-1945, A-20 Havoc
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He enlisted at Houston, TX Jan 30, 1942 as an Aviation Cadet.
In the South Pacific, he served as a pilot with the 387th Bomb Squadron, 312th Bomb Group  5th Air Force.
Initially established in New Guinea, the unit began flying out of Leyte in November 1944.  His unit flew the A-20G "Havoc" medium bomber.  It flew in combat missions as a low flying bomber and strafer. 
Further details of his service and loss not known at this time.
Note:
This is a probable MACR for Captain Alsup, though it relates to the only A-20 shot down during that time period from the 312th. This incident is reported to have occurred on 13 January 1945 which is possible due to time zones. MACR 11321 for an A-20, tail #43-22168
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.accident-report.com/crews/1945/NAME45A.html
https://www.abmc.gov/node/550737#.WHhNFrHGwUM
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56748340
 
   
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