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Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck in B-24 'Lady Lighting' #42-52597



  • John Suchiu

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck in B-24 'Lady Lighting' #42-52597

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-52597 Lady Lightning

    B-24 Liberator
    Our pilot (Arthur Kraft) picked the plane up at the Willow Run factory and had to sign a $50,000 voucher. We were a new group. In February 1944 we took off from West Palm Beach, F:L, stopped in Trinidad and then on to Belem, Brazil. From there we...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Fairmont, WV 26554, USA 3 March 1923
Lived in Fairmont, WV 26554, USA 1943

416 Wiley Street

Enlisted Baltimore, MD, USA 26 February 1943
Killed in Action (KIA) 8351 Wapserveen, Netherlands 15 August 1944
Buried 7971 Havelte, Netherlands 17 August 1944

Havelte Cemetery

Buried Fairmont, WV 26554, USA 1949

Maple Grove Cemetery
Marion County
West Virginia, USA


Date Contributor Update
20 March 2020 19:37:24 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2015 02:20:27 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:22 AAM AAM ingest

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