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Leon John Berkovsky

Military

Shotdown by flak on 7/8/44 on mission to Vienna in B-17 #42-31813. A/C crashed near Varazdin, Yugo. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6866.

Service

Units served with

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 774th Bomb Squadron

    774th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

Aircraft

  • 42-31813

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/12/43; Dallas 8/1/44; Lakeland 10/1/44; Assigned 774BS/463BG Celone 3/3/44; Missing in Action Vienna 8/7/44 with Freeland Dunker (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bill Lucas, Navigator: Leon Berkovsky, Bombardier: John Buckley, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sweet Home, Texas, USA 15 April 1922

Sweet Home, Texas, USA

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 8 July 1944

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Died 13 February 2011

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2020 20:44:15 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

See MACR 6866 at Fold3.
https://www.fold3.com/image/29102361

Added Born event per "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932" at Ancestry.com.
Added Died event per "U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014" at Ancestry.com.

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