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Patrick C Homentowski

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581

POw

Service

People

  • Roy Guy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 23 February 1914
Enlisted Philadelphia, PA, USA 3 April 1943
Shot Down Wittingen, Germany 8 September 1944

shot down on his 14th mission

POW Tychowo, Poland 20 September 1944 – 1 June 1945

Stalag Luft IV

Died Crumpton, MD, USA 2 July 2003

Son of Joseph and Josephine Homentowski. Not married, no children. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, as a tail gunner. He was in the Normandy France Rhineland American Theater. Among his many honors, he was decorated with three Bronze Stars, the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, good conduct medal and wings. He was held prisoner of war for eight months and flew in 14 combat missions in a B-24 aircraft over occupied territory of Germany and France

Buried Hurlock, MD, USA 5 July 2003

Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery
Hurlock
Dorchester County
Maryland, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2015 00:04:50 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8611 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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