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Eugene C Engberg


3 1/2 missions. Shot down 27 March 1944 in B-17G #42-31363. Ditched, Atlantic Ocean off Brest Peninsula. Recovered by German amphibious aircraft. Transfered to hospital, Dulag Luft (Frankfurt. ) Stalag XVIIB. Forced march latter weeks of European operations until the end of the conflict. Entire crew (10) survived ditching with Bombardier suffering broken ankle.
In 1950 Engberg was recalled for duty in the Korean War, serving with the National Guard Troop Carrier at O'Hare Field, Chicago. In 1951 he left USAF to attend US Army OCS at Ft. Benning GA. Commissioned 2nd Lieutentant he became a rifle platoon leader in Korea W/40th Infantry Div. In December 1953 at time of discharge he was Battalion Maintenance Officer.




  • Rene Fix

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Assigned to 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. After being hit by flak on a mission to St Jean d'Angely airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944, Lt Fix successfully ditched B-17 42-31363 in the Bay of Biscay, saving all crewmembers. A German seaplane picked up aircrew. Lt...

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron


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Born Chicago, Illinois 13 March 1924
Died 9 July 2001


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2021 10:45:27 Helen Changes to biography

306th Echoes Aug 2002

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30 January 2021 11:36:54 Helen Changes to role and biography

306th Echoes Jan 2002

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27 September 2014 18:09:21 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self, MACR 3479, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, NARA, First Over Germany pg. 227,