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Charles B Lozenski

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Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #2-3412 1 of 2 two to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

Service

People

  • Ronald Barstow

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Anthony Buckley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4124564 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edgar Burford

    Military | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Donald Cameron

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Craig Conley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-30804. KIA.

  • Harry Cornell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Damaged by flak and fighters on a mission to Frankfurt, GR on 24 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31544 left formation after the target and crashed NNW of Ghent, Belgium after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Coyne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237740. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Crane

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230804. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Edwards

    Military | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • L Fecteau

    Military | Radio Operator

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Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24564 PATCHES

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-W] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Doug Mutschler, Co-pilot: Ed Carter, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carlton Boberg (3 Killed in Action), Navigator: Bill Bagwell...

  • 41-24575 Sunrise Serenader

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-S] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-J] Grafton Underwood 19/9/43; detailed Bremen 13/11/43 but recalled with Ralph Connell, Co-pilot: Albt Doman, Navigator: Larry Angthius, Bombardier...

  • 42-29557 Yankee Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/1/43; Salina 12/1/43; Homestead 1/2/43; Morrison 9/2/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-O] Chelveston 10/2/43; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-S] Grafton Underwood 20/9/43; battle damaged Munster 10/10/43, with Bill Kopf, Co-pilot: Alf Scott,...

  • 42-29688 Kayo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/2/43; Salina 10/2/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-X] Chelveston 17/3/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-X] Grafton Underwood 26/8/43; then 547BS [SO-S]; 2 Base Air Depot, Lt Staughton 4/4/44; Returned to the USA Brookley 11/8/44; Homestead...

  • 42-29690 Old Faithful

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 27/2/43; Syracuse 15/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Earls Colne 12/5/43; transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-L] Chelveston 14/7/43; severe battle damaged Warnemunde 29/7/43 with crew? (P)...

  • 42-29870 Big Moose

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 30/4/43; Dow Fd 1/5/43; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 2/5/43; transferred 365BS/305BG [XK-T/H] Chelveston 23/6/43; 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 29/9/43; Missing in Action...

  • 42-30018 OLD COFFINS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned 423BS/381BG [VE-L] Ridgewell 24/5/43 with Capt Joe Alexander, Co-pilot: Bill Crowley, Navigator: Jack Wemmer, Bombardier: Jim Nance, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • 42-30375 Yo-Yo --- Miss Donna Mae

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; with Gordon Crozier force landed Geiger 29/7/43; Patterson 8/8/43; Gr Isle 11/8/43; Presque Is 16/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-B] Chelveston 3/9/43;...

  • 42-30645

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/7/43; Kearney 24/7/43; Dow Fd 28/7/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-E] Chelveston 22/8/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Bob Jackman, Co-pilot: Henry Thayer, Navigator: Jesse Seeley, Bombardier: Bob Tank, Radio Operator:...

  • 42-30650 DOTTY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/7/43; Kearney 25/7/43; Dow Fd 28/7/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-D] Chelveston 12/8/43; slight mid-air collision 23/9/43 with Verl Fisher; 2 Base Air Depot, Lt Staughton 20/3/44; Returned to the USA 20/4/44; 4136 BU Tinker 4/6/44;...

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 67

    25 June 1943
    This mission was intended to be the first major attack on the industrial area of Hamburg, Germany but weather and contrails made fromation flying too difficult and dangerous. As a result, the main formation 197 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (23); 303BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 68

    26 June 1943
    The targets for today are all Luftwaffe installations: the Villacoublay air depot SW of Paris, France is the primary; the airfield at Poissy, France is attacked as the secondary because of cloud cover; the airfield at Tricqueville, France; and the...

  • VIII Bomber Command 69

    28 June 1943
    The primary specific target for this mission are the lock gates at St. Nazaire, France to be attacked by two separate formations and also another force is despatched to bomb the German airfield at Beaumon Le Roger, France. A formation of 120 B-17s of...

  • VIII Bomber Command 70

    29 June 1943
    1st Bomb Wing despatches two formations: one has the air depot at Villacoublay, France as their primary; and one has the Luftwaffe airfield at Tricqueville, France as their primary. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 71

    4 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Le Mans and Nantes, France and the lock gates and harbour facilities at La Pallice, France are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is comprised of three elements: ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 72

    10 July 1943
    German airfields at Caen, Abbeville, and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. 112 B-17s form a combined force from 91BG; 92BG; 305BG; 306BG; 351BG and 381BG to bomb the German airfield (Carpiquet) at Caen, France. Cloud...

  • VIII Bomber Command 74

    17 July 1943
    The railroad industry at Hannover, Germany and the aircraft industry at Hamburg, Germany were the intended targets for this mission but weather caused the mission to be cancelled. The element sent to Hannover was a combined force of 207 B-17s from:...

  • VIII Bomber Command 75

    24 July 1943
    Three targets in Norway are the primary targets for this first mission flown by 8th AIr Force to Norway. They are the nitrate works at Heroya and the port areas at Trondheim and Bergen. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (22)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 77

    26 July 1943
    The German rubber industry at Hannover, Germany and the U-Boat shipyards at Hamburg, Germany are the primary focus of this mission. In addition, a German ship convoy and targets of opportunity at Wilhelmshaven and Wesermunde are bombed. The first...

  • VIII Bomber Command 79

    29 July 1943
    The primary targets for this mission are the port facilities at Kiel, Germany and the Heinkel aircraft factories at Warnemunde, Germany. A combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (14 these included 1 Y-B40 gunship); 305BG (19); 306BG (18);...

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Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 30 June 1916
Died 13 August 2006

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2019 03:59:58 CHARLIE B Changes to person associations
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AAF Archives

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07 May 2019 03:14:10 CHARLIE B Changes to person associations
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AAF Archives

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07 May 2019 02:12:53 CHARLIE B Changes to person associations
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AAF Archives

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24 March 2019 22:32:31 CHARLIE B Changes to media associations
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Family photos

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26 November 2018 03:11:51 CHARLIE B Changes to media associations
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Family Album

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12 October 2018 22:34:54 CHARLIE B Changes to media associations
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Family Album

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08 April 2018 03:25:32 CHARLIE B Changes to biography
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Mission Reports AAF Archives

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08 April 2018 03:24:00 CHARLIE B Changes to biography
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Mission Reports from AAF Archives

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11 January 2018 10:14:24 Lucy May Changes to biography
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Added descriptive text to record

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11 January 2018 02:24:52 CHARLIE B Changes to media associations
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Gram-Pas papers

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13 May 2017 03:52:54 charlieb Changes to media associations
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internet

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13 May 2017 03:19:33 charlieb Changes to mission associations
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mission list

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09 May 2017 00:23:09 charlieb Changes to media associations
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F/B

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07 May 2017 20:52:31 charlieb Changes to media associations
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family

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07 May 2017 20:45:45 charlieb Changes to media associations
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family

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07 May 2017 20:33:19 charlieb Changes to media associations
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FAMILY

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07 May 2017 19:30:56 charlieb Changes to media associations
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Lozenski/Boruta family

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05 May 2017 03:42:34 charlieb Changes to unit associations
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CREW LISTS

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01 May 2017 00:22:40 charlieb Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
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mission logs

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14 April 2017 03:28:29 charlieb Changes to media associations
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Lozenski/Boruta Family

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14 April 2017 03:07:26 charlieb Changes to media associations
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Lozenski/Boruta Family

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07 April 2017 03:10:09 charlieb Changes to aircraft associations
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Mission Logs

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06 April 2017 02:26:22 charlieb Changes to service number, highest rank, role and awards
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Discharge Papers DD2'S

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27 September 2014 18:05:28 AAM AAM ingest
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305th Bomb Group Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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