384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Home / 384th After WWII / The 384th Bomb Group Veterans Signing Project / John V Deeg 9

John Deeg became the 147th Veteran of the 384th Bomb Group to sign the wing panel on 20 August 2017 in New York.

Deeg was assigned to the 544th Bomb Squadron in December 1944 as a Radio Operator, without crew. He flew eight combat missions with various crews before the air war ended in April 1945.

Report from the panel hosts: "Another super day on our final (LOL) wing panel mission which took us to to visit John Deeg, 97 years young, in Sag Harbor, NY. Mr Deeg, radio operator and waist gunner, flew 8 missions on a B-17 at the end of WWll. It was an honor to collect his signature on the panel which will end up in the museum at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.

"After the signing ceremony, we shared a champagne toast with his family."

Panel hosts for this signing event were Ray Lustig and Susan Taylor.