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John Guzik

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 5 November 1944 in AC #4338359

AM/ PH

Service

Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • Headquarters (493rd Bomb Group)

Aircraft

  • 43-38359

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/7/44; Kearney 3/8/44; Dow Fd 12/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG Debach 13/8/44; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with Capt Earl Johnson, Don Fetters, John McCombs, Warren Marsh, Capt John Guzik obs, John Lewis photos (6 Killed in...

Associated Place

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio
Died 5 November 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Helton s Hellcats, A Pictorial History of the 493rd BG, pub 1998; ABMC, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php

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