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August Retcofsky

Military

Shot down 21 May 1943 in B-17 # 4229806. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29806

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-T] Thurleigh 19/5/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 21/5/43 with Floyd Field, Navigator: Dick Clausen, Radio Operator: Phil Zimmerman, Ball turret...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 21 May 1943
Died 21 May 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16018 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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