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Leon John Berkovsky


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.


Units served with

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb 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

    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...


  • 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


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


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

See MACR 6866 at Fold3.

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