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Bernard Frank Zyglowicz


On a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-39991, High squadron lead. Was seen in formation at bombs away; at 1202 aircraft peeled off and left formation under control; all engines were running, but one may have been hit by flak; last seen going down still under control; flak, crashed 1 km south of Blangermont, France. MACR 2741 2 KIA, 6 POW, 2 Evaded


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron



    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 28/10/43; Kearney 13/11/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-V] Grafton Underwood 8/1/44; then to the 546BS [BK-V]; Missing in Action Bonn (Cologne) on 4/3/44 with Walter Richard Carpenter-died from injuries while in hospital, Bombardier:...


  • 8th Air Force 247

    4 March 1944
    The industrial areas in the suburbs of Berlin, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. All three Air Divisions despatch formations. However, the despatch from 2nd Air Division aborted the mission because of severe weather in the assembly area...


Event Location Date
Born East Chicago, Indiana, USA
Assigned 11 September 1943

Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #93 dated 11 September 1943. Walter R. Carpenter Crew, 20 Combat Missions

Flak Leave 21 December 1943 – 28 December 1943

Ordered to travel to Moulsford Manor (a 'flak house'), Chelsey, Berkshire, for seven days beginning 21 December 1943 on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #171 dated 20 December 1943.

Evaded Germany 4 May 1944 – 26 August 1944

Escape and Evasion Report #1600


Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 03:43:06 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, mission associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:29 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2741 / MACR 2741, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database