Memorial plaque for Leonard Kornblau and Bernard Radomski of the 305th Bomb Group marking the site that they were shot and killed by the Germans on 21 July 1944, near Shollach, Germany
On 21 July 1944, five members of the crew of B-17 42-97350 bailed out of their aircraft and landed near Urach and Schollach, Germany.
Three of the fliers were taken into custody in the police station in Urach, while Kornblau and Radomski were taken to the city hall in Schollach, before being marched to the local woods where they were shot and murdered.
A small plaque commemorates the site where the airmen were killed, close to Schollach. It's exact location is:
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
First Lieutenant Aaron Kornblau, born 21 September 1921 lived in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and attended Duke University until 1942. He enlisted on 18 November 1942, earning his pilot's wings on 1 October 1943.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
Shot down by flak and crashed at Epfenhofen in B-17 #42-97350, Killed in Action (KIA).
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Rapid City 8/3/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG Nuthampstead 6/5/44 STRICTLY FROM HUNGER; no ops, transferred 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 7/5/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/7/44 with Leon Kornblau, Co-pilot:...