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George Molnar

Military

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Carl Fyler crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bremen in B-17 42-29498 'Dark Horse'; shot down 29-Nov-43. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1657

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), BSM, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Carl Fyler

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-29498 'Dark Horse', Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW

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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:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 140

    29 November 1943
    This is another massive raid on Bremen, Germany by a force of 360 B-17s. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 182 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 94BG (40); 95BG (20); 96BG (41); 100BG (20);...

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 III

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Breckenridge, Pennsylvania 9 April 1920
Enlisted Detroit, MI 24 January 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Based Molesworth 1943 – 29 November 1943

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 29 November 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Bailed out - POW Dreiangel-Harpstedt, Germany 29 November 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Bremen in B-17 42-29498 'Dark Horse'; shot down 29-Nov-43. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1657

Died New Carlisle, OH 19 April 2002
Buried New Carlisle Cemetery New Carlisle, Clark County, OH 22 April 2002

New Carlisle Cemetery
New Carlisle,
Clark County, Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2020 09:32:43 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/661680761
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17214786/george-molnar
Removed # from A/C serial to clarity and consistency

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 21:02:16 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 8th AF mission #140 for 29 Nov 1943.

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 20:46:34 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
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Added a connection to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 20:45:01 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added POW camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2020 14:35:00 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28689001
https://www.fold3.com/record/45138232-george-molnar
https://www.fold3.com/record/84385160-george-molnar
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17214786/george-molnar

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

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 18:41:15 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
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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