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Walt C Hummel

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) crashed t Ijmuiden in B-17 #4337927

Service

People

  • Bruce Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Bruce Alexander’s father died in 1931 and his mother Edith raised alone his other siblings, brother Paul J. and sister Phyllis. In 1940, Bruce was working as a clerk in a grocery store. He attended Anaheim High School and studied 4 years there. He was...

  • Charles Bryson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Charles Bryson was assigned to the 486th Bomb Group / 833rd Bomb Squadron. He was Co-Pilot on his first mission, on B-17 “The Last Roundup” # 43-37927 on the 6 December 1944 raid to Merseburg, Germany. The B-17 was hit by Flak and crashed near Ijmuiden...

  • Roy Sykora

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Roy Sykora grew up in Melrose Park and attended the Proviso High School there, playing on the school’s Varsity Letter Hillside football team. After completing his studies, he enlisted as an Aviation Cadet in the Air Corps. He was in the Montana State...

  • Chester Zolynski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Alexander crew. Killed in Action (KIA) at Ijmuiden in B-17 #43-37927. Still listed as Missing In Action (MIA)

Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 833rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37927 The Last Roundup

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6 June 1944; Kearney 16 June 1944; Grenier 30 June 1944; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-G] Sudbury 2 July 1944; 36 missions flown. Missing in Action Merseburg 6 December 1944. Pilot : Bruce C. Alexander; Co-Pilot Charles B. Bryson;...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Hollland 6 December 1944
Died 6 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11048 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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