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ZACH T. STANBOROUGH -- Brief Summary of Service Record: Enlisted 28 Mar 1942. Assigned to active duty in May 1943. Served as B-17 Command Pilot operating over Germany, France, Norway, Belgium, Holland, Poland and Czechoslovakia, with the 95th Bomb Group, predominantly with the 336th and 412th Squadrons of the 8th U.S. Air Force. Based in Horham, England. Discharged from active duty in June 1945, with the rank of Captain, after flying 22 combat missions and 4 humanitarian missions. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, 3 Presidential Unit Citations, European Theatre of Operations Medal with 7 battle stars, Victory Europe Medal, and American Defense Medal.

Continued in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel on 26 June 1975. Awarded U.S. Air Force Reserve Service Medal.

Full Air Force honor guard with salute present for funeral in May 2006. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana. Location of grave: 1 Violet Osier Mercury, Cemetery G.

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Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron
  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Zach Stanborough

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot
    Flew 22 combat missions and 4 humanitarian missions with the 95th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force (Horham Airfield, England) -- Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, 3 Presidential Unit Citations, European Theatre of...

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Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 16:31:38 Emily Changes to unit associations and place associations
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07 February 2019 16:14:05 EveyBl Changes to caption
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Personal records of the family of Zach T. Stanborough; U.S. National Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation Database; Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 16:09:17 EveyBl Changes to caption
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Personal records of the family of Zach T. Stanborough; U.S. National Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation Database; Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 16:08:28 EveyBl Changes to caption
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Personal records of the family of Zach T. Stanborough; U.S. National Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation Database; Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 16:07:15 EveyBl Changes to caption
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Personal records of the family of Zach T. Stanborough; U.S. National Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation Database; Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 15:57:50 EveyBl Changes to caption
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Personal records of family of Zach T. Stanborough; U.S. National Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation Database; Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 15:56:14 EveyBl Changes to caption
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Personal records of the family of Zach T. Stanborough; U.S. National Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation Database; Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 07:52:04 EveyBl Changes to place associations
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Personal records of the family of Zach T. Stanborough; U.S. Archives; 95th Bomb Group Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation Database; Fold3.com

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 07:51:19 EveyBl Changes to unit associations
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Personal records of the family of Zach T. Stanborough; U.S. Archives; 95th Bomb Group Archives Database; 95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation Database; Fold3.com

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 06:45:06 EveyBl Created entry with collection and caption
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Personal collection of the family of Zach T. Stanborough

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