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Teddy Dudziak

Military

Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #427486 'The Shark. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

AM/ PH

Service

People

  • Norman Scott

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    17 AUG 43 REGENBURG. XFR

Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The an adaptation ...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 106

    2 October 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements, two or which are directed at the industrial areas of Emden, Germany and the other at the German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland. The first element is a formation of 163 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division which...

  • VIII Bomber Command 108

    4 October 1943
    This mission is composed of five elements. The first element is a combined force of 104 B-17s from: 306BG (16); 92BG (17); 395BG (17); 303BG (19); 379BG (18) and 384BG (17) despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. 77 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 130

    13 November 1943
    The port area of Bremen, Germany is the focus of this mission composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 154 B0-17 of 1st Bomb Division including 94BG (16); 385BG (17); 95BG (21); 100BG (18); 390BG (21); 96BG (40); and 388BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 131

    16 November 1943
    This mission was directed at targets in Norway. It was composed of three elements. The first element was a combined force of 189 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 384BG (21); 303BG (20); 379BG (22); 351BG (20); 91BG (20); 381BG (22); 305BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 132

    18 November 1943
    The German airfield of Oslo/Kjeller, Norway is the target for a force of 102 B-24s from 2nd Bomb Division that included: 44BG (34); 93BG (20); 389BG (26); and 392BG (22). 82 aircraft are effective on the target. 9 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 61KIA...

Associated Place

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Buffalo, New York 14 March 1920
Died 18 November 1943

MIA North Sea

Buried 18 November 1943

MIA North Sea

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2017 14:31:08 TeddyD Changes to mission associations
Sources

I have a copy of a letter from the Adjunct General to his sister confirming his promotion effective October 14, 1943 about a month before he died in combat. Also, the cover of the book, "Britain's Homage to 28,000 American Dead", that his mother, my grandmother, received indicates a rank of First Lieutenant. I'd be happy to send you copies of each.

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2017 14:07:37 TeddyD Changes to highest rank
Sources

I have a copy of a letter from the Adjunct General to his sister confirming his promotion effective October 14, 1943 about a month before he died in combat. Also, the cover of the book, "Britain's Homage to 28,000 American Dead", that his mother, my grandmother, received indicates a rank of First Lieutenant. I'd be happy to send you copies of each.

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2015 18:05:59 TeddyD Changes to awards
Sources

Ted Dudziak

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2015 17:07:40 TeddyD Changes to nickname
Sources

Ted Dudziak

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2015 17:06:52 TeddyD Changes to awards, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Ted Dudziak, Nephew

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2015 17:04:45 TeddyD Changes to events
Sources

Ted Dudziak, nephew

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2015 17:00:21 TeddyD Changes to media associations
Sources

Ted Dudziak, nephew

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, MACR 1503 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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