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Louis A Zakaib

Military

T/Sgt Louis A. Zakaib enlisted in Huntington, West Virginia on 19 January 1943.

He entered the U.S. Army as a Private. He completed 1 year of college and was single with dependents.

Was on his 12 combat mission when he was killed. 1 Killed in Action, 8 or 9 Prisoner of War. Target was again an airfield. 36 planes were dispatched. 35 bombed the primary target, dropping 100 tons, and one plane failed to bomb. 35 Credit Sorties. Score: Very good. One plane was lost to Flak on this mission.

Killed in Action (KIA) 5 August 1944 in 41-29557 'Shadrach'.

Service

Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29557 Shadrach

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24H 41-29557 E/L "Shadrach". Missing in Action Flak believed near Vagdeburg. Crashed at Wesermunde with 7BS. Pilot: Terry. Missing Air Crew Report #7697. 1 Killed in Action, 8 or 9 Prisoner of War.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fortville, Indiana, USA
Killed in action Germany 5 August 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2021 15:55:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / H. Province, MACR 7697

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 10:56:47 Emily Changes to service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

ABMC

Fields of Honor

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7697 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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