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John Suchiu

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck in B-24 Lady Lighting #4252597

Service

People

  • Robert Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Edward Dobran

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck on 8/15/44 in B-24 Lady Lighting #4252597 POW

  • William Gatlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck on 8/15/44 in B-24 Lady Lighting #4252597 POW

  • Frederick Gerritz

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Evadee. Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck on 8/15/44 in B-24 Lady Lighting #4252597 Evaded Capture

  • Arthur Palladino

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck on 8/15/44 in B-24 Lady Lighting #4252597 POW

  • Emile Piazza

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck on 8/15/44 in B-24 Lady Lightning #4252597

  • Edward Piergies

    Military | Second Lieutenant | PIlotage Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Mervin Ransom

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Mervin Ransom served as a Co-Pilot with the 466th Bomb Group from Attlebridge. On 15 August 1944, he was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW) when his B-24 'Lady Lightning', serial number 42-52597, was shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck.

  • Jerome Samburg

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck in B-24 Lady Lighting #4252597

  • Lowell Stiles

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck in B-24 Lady Lighting #4252597

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52597 Lady Lightning

    B-24 Liberator
    Our pilot (Arthur Kraft) picked the plane up at the Willow Run factory and had to sign a $50,000 voucher. We were a new group. In February 1944 we took off from West Palm Beach, F:L, stopped in Trinidad and then on to Belem, Brazil. From there we...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Warren, Ohio 20 March 1918
Lived in Warren, OH, USA 1942

2238 Niles Road

Died 8351 Wapserveen, Netherlands 15 August 1944

Body was heavily burned and found in plane
'ID-tag' was found near plane by O. Winterdijk, Frederiksoord 39, Holland
Later it was handed to the German Unit, located at Café Blok, in Wapserveen
- info IDPF Suchiu - Statements O. Winterdijk and Burgomaster R. O. van Moltker

Buried 8381 Vledder, Netherlands 17 August 1944
Buried Warren, OH, USA 21 July 1949

ineview Memorial Park
Warren
Trumbull County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Garden Section GG, Lot # 72, and Space #2.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2019 04:11:08 VetResearch23 Changes to media associations
Sources

43-I Blackland Army Airfield yearbook.

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2015 18:00:44 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian
www.teunispats.nl

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8428

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