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Frank Janish Jr

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-32093 'BIG BARN SMELL'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Gr Island 3/2/44; Grenier 1/3/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-K] Kimbolton 11/3/44; Missing in Action Ulm 9/8/44 with Willis Jones, Bombardier: Paul Repas, ng-Bill McGinnis (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot:...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Eerie County, NY 8 June 1918

Son of Frank Snr and Anna [Unger] Janish.

Enlisted Buffalo, NY 8 July 1942

Buffalo, New York

Died Cowlesville, NY 27 February 2006
Buried Cowlesville Cemetery, Cowlesville, NY March 2006

Cowlesville Cemetery
Cowlesville,
Wyoming County, NY

Lived in Sycamore Street, Buffalo, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2019 14:27:57 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/86219438-frank-janish
https://www.fold3.com/record/13593571-frank-janish
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36417206/frank-janish

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2015 13:52:06 Tom Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, events, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Information from FRE 4794 caption

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