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Louis R Samborski



Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107029 Tail Wind

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1/2/44; Kearney 7/2/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/3/44; 708BG; Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Bob Johnson, Ken Nickerson, Rubin Poss, Cecil McGonigle, E. V. Lewelling, Tom Ashe, George Christoff, Bob Gilmore (8...


Event Location Date
Born 16 March 1918

Born in Rochester, NY.

Enlisted 25 July 1942

Entered Service from Fort Jay, NY.

Died 16 April 2004


Date Contributor Update
08 August 2020 17:21:28 decwriter Changes to awards

NARA files verified DFC, AM w/4 oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal, EAME w/4 bronze stars and WW II Victory Medal.

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2020 23:05:07 decwriter Changes to events

Data from official separation document and

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2020 22:59:34 decwriter Changes to service number, highest rank, role, awards and aircraft associations

Separation document of Louis Samborski verified awards. and crew photo from 447th BG, 710th BS.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:21 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster, Enlisted Men of the 710th Squadron