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Samuel Mazur


M SGT Samuel Mazur was a veteran who served as an Army Air Corpsman during World War II, and in the Air Force during the Korean War. During World War II he was a tail gunner in a B-17 bomber on the European front. A career military man, he was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, the American Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal and the Air Medal. His hometown was Tunbridge. A world traveler during his military career, he spent his retirement years in Vermont, his home state, in a small home decorated with furniture he had made himself while in Hong Kong. He died of cancer in a Veterans Administration hospital with no family present. His cremains had laid unclaimed, "abandoned property," at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction since his death. Through the efforts of the Missing in America Project his ashes were located and claimed by the MIAP, with full cooperation by the funeral home. Samuel Mazur, along with the cremains of three other unclaimed veterans found at the same location, was interred with military honors on Friday, November 7, 2008.



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    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 447th Bomb Group

  • Walter Bloecker

    Military | First Lieutenant | pilot | 447th Bomb Group

  • John Casey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group

  • Frank Ciccone

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 447th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth McCarthy

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 447th Bomb Group

  • Olaf Mobley

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group

  • Richard Seccombe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group

  • Wallace Wilson

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 447th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 709th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

  • Rattlesden Memorial

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  • St Nicholas, Rattlesden

    Other location

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club

    Other location


Event Location Date
Buried Vermont Veterans Cemetery Randolph, Vermont


Date Contributor Update
19 July 2019 21:09:03 timothymotz Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Timothy Motz from Doyle Shields, History 447th Bomb Group and

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:56 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster, Enlisted Men, as of 01 August 1945