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Marion D Ignaczewski

Military

Marion Ignaczewski was an Engineer in the 303rd Bomb Group/358th Bomb Squadron. He flew missions on the William Monahan crew, but was not flying with his Pilot when Monahan's B-17 "Augerhead" #42-29635 was shot down on 31 August 1943. It is possible Marion changed his name after the war (?)

Service

People

  • Alfred Buinicky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Alfred Buinicky was a bench worker in a machine shop in Claremont, New Hampshire when he enlisted in August 1942. Sent overseas, he was assigned as a Ball Turret Gunner in the 303rd Bomb Group/358th Bomb Squadron in England. Shot down 31 August 1943 in...

  • Martin Clark

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • James Comer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    S/Sgt James Comer Jr was Left Waist Gunner on B-17 "Augerhead" # 42-29635 of 303rd Bomb Group/358th Bomb Squadron when it was shot down on the 31 August mission to the Amiens/Glisy airfield. Prisoner of War (POW) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 470.

  • Walter Gasser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 31 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29635 'Augerhead'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Walter Hargrove

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 31 August 1943 in B-17 42-29635 'Augerhead. ' Evaded.

  • Ripley Joy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Ripley W. Joy was assigned to the 303rd Bomb Group / 358th Bomb Squadron. Starting as a Co-Pilot, he was upgraded to Pilot on 4 June 1943. After completing 25 missions with the 303rd, he was sent back to the US. He was assigned as a pilot in the 21st...

  • Frank Kimotek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 31 August 1943 in B-17 #4229635 'Augerhead. ' Evaded.

  • William Maher

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Aged 21 in 1940 William P. Maher was eligible for the Draft and, as at that period a one-year stint in the National Guard was considered to fulfill that requirement, he enlisted in the 27th New York Division on September 15th 1940. He was sent to Fort...

  • David Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 31 August 1943 in B-17 #4229635 'Augerhead. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Monahan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 31 August 1943 in B-17 42-29635 'Augerhead. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24577 Hell's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24577 "Hells Angels" was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth 24-Oct-42; in landing accident with Irl E. Baldwin 26-Apr-43; slated to RAF 100 Squadron, but retained by 803rd BS ATD (American Training...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Camden, New Jersey, United States 1918
Lived in Camden, New Jersey, United States 1942
Enlisted Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States 11 June 1942

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2015 16:06:55 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment Records
US 1920 Census

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://303rdbg.com/rost-hij.html#H

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