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Martin T Zajicek

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KIA near Schieben in B-17 #44-8704. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run on a secondary and caught [... incomplete]

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  • Howard Brown

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run on a secondary and caught more. We also we

  • Steele Roberts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near Schieben on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 #44-8704. Came down SW of Calau. On the following day Sgt. Roberts was escorted by Germans to the churchyard of a small town where his comrades were lain out in a wagon prior to burial. ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 44-8704

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/44; Hunter 17/12/44; Dow Fd 5/12/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG Snetterton 22/1/45; Missing in Action Jena Opt Wks 19/3/45 with Capt Francis Jones, Co-pilot: Dave Thomas, Bombardier: George Vandruff, Radio Operator: Herb Rotfeld,...

Associated Place

  • Eccles

    Military site : non-airfield
    Exact location unknown - centred on the Eccles Road area adjacent to Snetterton Heath 138. There is an active, but un-manned railway station there that would probably have been used in Eccles proposed capacity as a Strategic Air Depot Area. However,...

  • Snetterton

    Military site : non-airfield

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA 22 August 1923
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 19 March 1945
Died 19 March 1945
Buried 3 July 1953

Bohemian National Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2020 21:21:45 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2018 12:22:06 kneelhurst Changes to nickname, service number, events and place associations
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Genealogical research conducted to help identify members of my Great Uncle, Lt David L Thomas's crew

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:44 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13571 / MACR 13571; Snetterton Falcons, pg 187, 238, 245 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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