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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:



  • Leonard Kornblau

    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. ...

  • Bernard Radomski

    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).


  • 42-97350

    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:...


Date Contributor Update
07 August 2018 10:14:08 Emily Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history, person associations and aircraft associations

Information provided by Franz Kutler, via website correspondence, after he found the site during a walk.

Records from the US Military Tribunal at Dachau, US POW cases, January- December 1947, at the Jewish Virtual Library, Case No. 12-779 (US vs. Heinrich Birnbreier et al) Tried 25 April 47