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Edward A Nachowitz

Military

Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. completed 4 x combat missions, 500+ combat hrs. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Remained at controls to ensure crews departure, killed in crash. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11319.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Vernon Brasch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, A/C hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11319....

  • John McCann

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, A/C hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11319....

  • Robert Nelson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. completed 4 x combat missions, 500+ combat hrs. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, A/C hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to...

  • Edward Williams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, A/C hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11319....

Aircraft

  • 42-100840

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Remained at controls to ensure crews departure. 3...

Associated Place

  • Upottery

    Military site : airfield
    Known locally as Smeatharpe, Upottery was built during 1943-44 potentially as a USAAF medium bomber, or reconnaissance or transport base. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Opened in February 1944 and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cook County, IL, USA 13 September 1920

Son of Theophious and Emily Nachowitz.

Lived in Detroit, Michigan, USA 1941
Enlisted Detroit, Michigan, USA 20 March 1942
Based Upottery 1943 – 27 December 1944

Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Paratroop mission D-day Normandy, France 6 June 1944

Op Albany D-day paradrop 6-Jun-44.

Glider tow Eindhoven, Netherlands 17 September 1944

Op Market Garden Glider tow to Eindhoven. 17-Sep-44.

Glider tow Eindhoven, Netherlands 18 September 1944

Op Market Garden Glider tow to Eindhoven. 18-Sep-44.

Glider tow Bastogne, Belgium 26 December 1944

Glider tow mission to Bastogne. 26-Dec-44.

Died Sibret, 6640 Vaux-sur-Sûre, Belgium 27 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Remained at controls to ensure crews departure, killed in crash. KIA. MACR 11319.

Buried Sibret, 6640 Vaux-sur-Sûre, Belgium 28 December 1944

Interred
Field Burial
Sibret

Buried 29 July 1949

Re-Interred
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2017 11:17:18 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
05 July 2017 11:09:09 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname and events
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Date Contributor Update
05 July 2017 11:05:08 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
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Date Contributor Update
05 July 2017 10:54:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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