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The bullet-riddled Checkerboard Fort, photographed in 1945 in the place where it crashed, east of the Czech village of Cement. (Karel Foud)

Connections

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 325th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Chris Chrest

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Crashed near Pilsen in B-17 #43-38369. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Lewis Fisher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Crashed near Pilsen in B-17 #43-38369, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Warren Ives

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Crashed near Pilsen in B-17 #43-38369. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Rudy Kochevar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Crashed near Pilsen in B-17 #43-38369. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Sam Schwartz

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Crashed near Pilsen in B-17 #43-38369, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jerome Wiznerowicz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Crashed near Pilsen in B-17 #43-38369 on 4/25/45, Prisoner of War (POW).

Aircraft

  • 43-38369 Checkerboard Fort

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Kearney 4/8/44; Dow Fd 10/8/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-D] Podington 21/8/44; 325BS [NV-U]; Missing in Action Pilsen, Czecho. 25/4/45 with Lew Fisher, Rudy Kochevar, Bill Hesley, Warren Ives, Sam Schwartz, Chris Chrest (6...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2020 15:58:35 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Associated aircraft.
Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associations made in person records.

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 23:26:09 oconnornj Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190985911;

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