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Joseph Mitnovetz

Military

Removal of crash landed B-17's from airfield at nights with dedicated mechanics using inadequate equipment. These were 1st Div planes sent from various bases due to landing gear malfunction. They had to be removed before dawn. The construction of a battle ready B-17 from cannibalized parts, all done by tired mechanics after normal working hours, on their own free time.

EAME Campaign Medal, ATC Medal, ADS Medal

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Event Location Date
Born Bronx, New York 5 January 1921

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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