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William F Tomasek

Military

5 December 1943 crew bailed out over Cornwall. B-17 42-30350. Returning from mission to Bordeaux with bomb damage, darkness and low on gas, 10RTD.

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

  • 42-30350

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/43; Spokane 21/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 27/6/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/12/43 with Bob Moyer, Co-pilot: Don Kaegi, Navigator: Joe Condon,...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Waucoma, IA 52171, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2018 14:12:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 22 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey pp. 409

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