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Edward I Przybyla

Military

Flew 32 missions on B-17 number 42-32024 'Swamp Fire' which became the first B-17 in 379th BG to fly 100 missions.

Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal

Service

People

  • Joseph Korstjens

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD ...

Units served with

  • 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

  • 42-32024 Swamp Fire

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Swamp Fire was the first Heavy Bomber to reach 100 Missions - "Without an Abort" for the 379th BG. She was chosen to participate in the 28 May 1944 top secret "Grapefruit" mission to drop Americans first Glide bomb 20+ miles from the primary target of...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin 29 August 1920
Died 8 September 1998
Buried Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Son and Daughter: Ed and Rose Przybyla

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