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Stanley A Endrusick

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed near Caen on 8/8/44 in B-17 #42102669. This was his 35th mission. He was picked up by German '88 artillery crew and spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft IV. "Damn Yankee" name of plane. Flew on Andrew Kata crew.

POW

Service

People

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    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    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,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102669

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-G] Thurleigh 24/5/44; Missing in Action Cauvincourt, Fr 8/8/44 with Andy Kata, Co-pilot: George Simons, Navigator: Ray Bleker, togg-Phil Mundell, Flight engineer/top...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 8 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition MACR 8434, First Over Germany pg. 266, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8434 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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