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Leo E Zych


Crashed at Kasserolhof on 9/12/44 in B-17 #42-31065, Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    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,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31065

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-Z] Thurleigh 19/10/43; Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Paul Bailey, Co-pilot: Rudy Babel, Bombardier: Bob Vickers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leroy Hollenberg, Radio...


Event Location Date
Born Mt Clemens, Michigan, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
12 May 2021 14:24:42 Hotelie1970 Changes to awards

GENERAL ORDER # 483, 1 November 1944, from Headquarters 1 Bomb Division by Brigadier General Turner.

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2020 20:52:05 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8827 / MACR 8827, First Over Germany pg. 276, Combat Crews pg. 109, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database