He flew on Andrew Kata crew. Reported to the ETO on 27 Apr 1944. Completed 30 missions from 4 May 1944 to 8 August 1944. Plane shot down -- Caen, France area 8 August 1944. 5 crew members captured after bail out/ pilot, copilot, navigator
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Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
Andrew Tolmachoff was the youngest of eleven children born to Russian immigrant parents. After graduating from high school he had aspirations to be a major league baseball pitcher but the bombing of Pearl Harbor ended that dream. After enlisting...
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Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...
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