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George Molnar

Military

Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-29498 'Dark Horse'. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 1.

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:...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Breckenridge, Pennsylvania 9 April 1920
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 29 November 1943

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Died 19 April 2002
Buried New Carlisle, Ohio, USA

New Carlisle Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 19:01:59 jmoore43 Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Added POW camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 1 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 18:52:30 jmoore43 Changes to awards and events
Sources

Updated the Buried event cemetery per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 17214786.
Added awards per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 17214786.
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17214786/george-molnar

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 18:45:14 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Updated the Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 17214786.

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 18:41:15 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2018 13:39:46 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
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Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2017 14:34:52 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 1657 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1657, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs by Bishop and Hey p. 303,

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