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Stanley E Smolkowski

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim on 8/9/44 in B-17 #4337965

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37965

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 8/7/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 9/8/44 with Marion Wood, Navigator: Theo Redlein, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Morris Duchen, Radio Operator:...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8068 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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