Michael Geriok joined the squadron on 14 October 1942. He was shot down on 27 January 1943 in B-24D 41-23690 while serving as Radio Operator and Killed in Action (KIA).
MACR and Losses report a collision with an enemy aircraft FW 190 (yellow 3 serial 5604) of JG/1 3 Staffel piloted by Fw Fritz Koch. Both planes crashed into the Waddenzee near Harlingen, Holland.
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
On 27-Jan-43 B-24D 41-23690, 44BG/68BS was on a mission to bomb the naval installation at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The pilot was unable to find the target because of weather and navigation problems. The aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with and...
27 January 1943
First successful attack by 8th Air Force into Germany. The 306th Bomb Group gets the distinction of being the first American Bomb Group to drop bombs on Germany. O Original target was Vegesack but clouded over. Col. Frank Armstrong lead the group. Two...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...
||Pittsburgh, PA, USA
||14 May 1941
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||27 January 1943
Killed when the aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with and FW-190 and crashed into the Waddenzee, Holland. His remains have never been recovered.
||6269 Margraten, Nederland
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery.