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Andrew P Kata


He reported to the ETO on 27 Apr 1944.
RTD Hit by flak and crashed near Caen on 8/8/44 in B-17 #42-102669.




  • Andrew Tolmachoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Andrew Tolmachoff was the youngest of eleven children born to Russian immigrant parents. After graduating from high school he had aspirations to be a major league baseball pitcher but the bombing of Pearl Harbor ended that dream. After enlisting...

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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102669 DAMYANKEE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-G] Thurleigh 24/5/44; Missing in Action Cauvincourt, Fr 8/8/44 with Andy Kata, Co-pilot: George Simons, Navigator: Ray Bleker, togg-Phil Mundell, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Born Plainville, Connecticut 19 July 1918
Returned (RTD) France 8 August 1944
Died 23 June 1992
Buried Plainville, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA

Saint Joseph's Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
24 July 2020 20:04:23 jmoore43 Changes to service number and highest rank

Updated Rank and S/N per MACR 8434 at

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2020 19:42:52 jmoore43 Changes to events

Updated Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 82854653.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8434 / MACR 8434, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, First Over Germany pg. 263 & 266; Combat Crew pg. 55 & 57, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database /