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Donat J Blazevich

Military

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • William Faith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron
  • 15th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 44-6338

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 10/7/44; Dow Fd 17/7/44; Assigned 414BS/97BG Amendola 23/7/44; Missing in Action Salzburg 11/11/44 with Bill Faith, Fryer, Rosenfield, Dolten, Erickson, Villareal, Bills, Blazovich, Mosley, Motonef; mech fault, crashed Fruli; MACR 9862.

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lake County, IN, USA 1917
Enlisted Fort Lewis, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, USA 23 October 1940

Fort Lewis
Washington

Based Amendola Airfield 1943 – 11 November 1944

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 11 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862.

Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Tablets of the Missing.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2017 17:50:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/84935497-donat-j-blazevich/facts
https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56306627

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