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Martin G Stachowiak

Military

Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-29498 'Dark Horse', Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29498 'Mumsie' aka 'Dark Horse'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/12/42; Salina 11/1/43; Morrison 14/2/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-L] Thurleigh 2/3/43; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-D] Molesworth 25/9/43; 7m Missing in Action Bremen 29/11/43 with Capt Carl Fyler, Co-pilot: Bob Ward, Navigator:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 140

    29 November 1943
    This is another massive raid on Bremen, Germany by a force of 360 B-17s. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 182 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 94BG (40); 95BG (20); 96BG (41); 100BG (20);...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 November 1943

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 21:08:51 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Added connections to the 8th AF and to the 8th AF mission #140 for 29 Nov 1943.

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 19:35:18 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 4 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1657 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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