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Clemens K Wurzbach

Military

Enlisted in the Air Corps long before the war and graduated as a Pilot from the Kelly Field Flying School, earning his 2nd Lieutenant wings in 1939. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant and ultimately to Major in the 303rd Bomb Group. Flew on many missions, some of which on 41-24562 "Sky Wolf", as on the 5 April 1943 raid to the ERLA works at Antwerp, Belgium. Ended his military carreer as a Colonel in the USAF.

Service

People

  • Samuel Anderson

    Military | Captain | Lead Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 41-24579 [PU-F] at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth UK. He was despatched on 26 Operations - 25 credited. Served as a Lead Navigator on 23 of those missions. Completed a 25-Mission tour...

  • Fred Dioquardo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Flew 28 combat missions. Served as ball Turret Gunner with many pilots and on many different aircraft in the 360th Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group. First mission on 4 April 1943 with John Farrar (42-5260); 2nd one with Clemens Wurzbach (41-24562);...

  • Hubert Miller

    Military | Sergeant | Engineering | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ground crew on B-17 42-102544 'Sack Time'. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carl Morales

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    15-Sep-42 Assigned as Pilot, with crew, to B-17F 41-24562 [VK A] "Sky Wolf", 303BG/358BS at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. 10-Oct-42 Moved with "Sky Wolf" and crew to Dow Field, Maine in preparation for deployment to the UK. 16-Oct-42 Arrived...

  • Frank Zasadil

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24562 Sky Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Bangor 14/10/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 60m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Aubrey Emerson, Co-pilot: McDonald Riddick, Navigator: Lew Halliburton, Bombardier: Don Delaura, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Grover...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 50

    5 April 1943
    The industrial area of Antwerp, Belgium is the primary target of this mission. More specifically the Erla aircraft and engine factories are the highest priority. 79 B-17s are depatched: 91BG (20); 303BG (21); 305BG (18); 306BG (20). 64 of the 79 are...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Antonio, TX, USA 31 October 1915

the son of Otto Julius and Anna Jane (Kieffer) Wurzbach

Lived in Castroville, Medina County, Texas, United States 1935
Lived in Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier County, Louisiana, United States 1940

as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps

Buried Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio, United States 1985
Died Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio, United States 6 June 1985

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2016 15:56:28 ED-BB Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations and media associations
Sources

US 1940 Census
SSDI (Social Security Death Index)
Find A Grave burials

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2015 15:14:14 IWMAZ Changes to events
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76772964&ref=acom

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 15:04:14 ED-BB Changes to biography, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

303rd Bomb Group website : www.303rdbg.com
Research on Fred J. Dioquardo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://303rdbg.com/rost-wxyz.html#W

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