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Walter Stephen Nowicki

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Merseburg in B-17 'Shy Ann' 42-102953. Plane was in a mid-air collision with another 388th plane in the scramble to regroup after dropping their bombs.

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102953 Sky Anne

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 13/5/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG [P] Knettishall 16/5/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Bernard Lord, Co-pilot: Don Trachsel, Navigator: Irving Podolska, Bombardier: Walter Norwicki, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 26 December 1918
Killed in action 28 September 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2018 15:28:40 Lucy May Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2018 15:10:47 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

https://abmc.gov/node/532558#.WrEhgMguBE4

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9380

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