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Aleck Amos Amich


B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Bayfield County, WI, USA 10 March 1920
Enlisted Milwaukee, WI, USA 19 September 1942
Survived mid-air collision Vollenhove, Netherlands 23 March 1944

Amich survived the mid-air collision but was seriously wounded. He died in hospital 4 days later
People who saw the tail-section falling down
at a nearby spot - thought this was a Fighter - IT WAS NOT A FIGHTER -
but the tail-section - incl. Amich - who died 27 March in Meppel ( Hospital)

Died Meppel, Netherlands 27 March 1944

Diaconessen Hospital

Buried Ashland, WI, USA 1948

Saint Agnes Cemetery
Ashland County
Wisconsin, USA
Tail Gunner Aleck Amich who was in the hospital in Meppel - died 27 March 1944 - buried in Meppel
He was first re-interred in Margraten and later in Wisconsin, USA


Date Contributor Update
28 May 2015 19:17:34 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank and events

466th Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2015 19:14:23 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian
Teunis Schuurman aka "PATS"

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2015 19:08:39 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:13 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3456 / MACR 3456, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database