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Leo Baranik

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On his first mission, whilst attempting repair on ball turret in B-17 42-37838 'Fancy Nancy', A/C was in collision with B-17 42-30317, ball turret was shorn off with the loss of Sgt Baranik. Killed in Action (KIA). 26-Nov-43 MACR 16193

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Scribner Dailey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37838 Fancy Nancy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 21/9/43; Gt Falls 25/9/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; 1 ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Allegany County, NY 1920

Son of Dave and Jennie Baranik.

Enlisted New York City, NY 15 October 1942
Based Deenethorpe 1943 – 26 November 1943

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 26 November 1943

On his first mission, whilst attempting repair on ball turret in B-17 42-37838 'Fancy Nancy', A/C was in collision with B-17 42-30317, ball turret was shorn off with the loss of Sgt Baranik. Killed in Action (KIA). 26-Nov-43 MACR 16193

Buried 1946

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot A - Row 12 - Grave 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2020 14:36:26 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30087196
https://www.fold3.com/image/28690477
https://www.fold3.com/record/86350602-leo-baranik
https://www.fold3.com/record/529852848-leo-baranik
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763657?rec=299451016
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356981/leo-baranik

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2020 22:09:44 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events
Sources

Added 2 "#" in the A/C “Description” and 2 "#" inthe event comment section for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2019 11:35:53 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30087196
https://www.fold3.com/record/86350602-leo-baranik
https://www.fold3.com/record/529852848-leo-baranik
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763657?rec=299451016
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356981/leo-baranik

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2019 11:14:07 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30087196
https://www.fold3.com/record/86350602-leo-baranik
https://www.fold3.com/record/529852848-leo-baranik
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763657?rec=299451016
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356981/leo-baranik

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2019 11:13:14 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30087196
https://www.fold3.com/record/86350602-leo-baranik
https://www.fold3.com/record/529852848-leo-baranik
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763657?rec=299451016
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356981/leo-baranik

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 14:46:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename and biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=387

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey pp. 389 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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