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596th Bomb Squadron

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Based Rivenhall

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People

  • William Collins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to the railroad bridge at Eller, Germany on the Mosel River. Hit by direct flak hit, A/C came apart at the turret and crashed NE of St Vith. No chutes observed. Killed in...

  • Bruno Daszkiewicz

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer/Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Bruno was born in Illinois, the son of Frank and Charlotte Daszkiewicz, on 15 Jun 1927. Being eager to serve, he lied about his age and enlisted in the Army Air Force on 19 Jul 1943 in Chicago. He was just 16, but a strapping lad. After training, he...

  • William Epps

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to the railroad bridge at Eller, Germany on the Mosel River. Hit by direct flak hit, A/C came apart at the turret and crashed NE of St Vith. No chutes observed. Killed in...

  • Charles Estes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to the railroad bridge at Eller, Germany on the Mosel River. Hit by direct flak hit, A/C came apart at the turret and crashed NE of St Vith. No chutes observed. Killed in...

  • Elmer Freeman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) R/R Oissel. Hit by flak prior to reaching the target. It was last seen going down with two engines smoking, but apparently under control near Aboucourt, France. 8-May-44 Evaded capture, via a...

  • George Hofmann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 397th Bomb Group
    George was born at home at 850 Columbus Avenue in New York City on September 28, 1917. At that time his father, John, worked for the railroad and eventually became a chauffer. His mother was busy at home raising three other children. George had the...

  • Abraham Korn

    Military | Private | Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to the railroad bridge at Eller, Germany on the Mosel River. Hit by direct flak hit, A/C came apart at the turret and crashed NE of St Vith. No chutes observed. Killed in...

  • Craig Lewis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to the railroad bridge at Eller, Germany on the Mosel River. Hit by direct flak hit, A/C came apart at the turret and crashed NE of St Vith. No chutes observed. Killed in...

  • James Negri

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Filght engineer | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to the railroad bridge at Eller, Germany on the Mosel River. Hit by direct flak hit, A/C came apart at the turret and crashed NE of St Vith. No chutes observed. Killed in...

  • William Rohweder

    Military | Staff Sergeant

Aircraft

  • 42-96143

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) R/R Oissel. Hit by flak prior to reaching the target. It was last seen going down with two engines smoking, but apparently under control near Aboucourt, France. 8-May-44 MACR 4429. ...

  • 42-96144 'Bank Nite Betty'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to the railroad bridge at Eller, Germany on the Mosel River. Hit by direct flak hit, A/C came apart at the turret and crashed NE of St Vith. No chutes observed. 7 x KIA (KIA)....

  • 42-96148 'Uncle Bills Flak House'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 82 x combat missions. Badly damaged by fighters, landed on nosewheel only on return from Ahrweiler, Germany, 23-Dec-44 pilot Lt Loy L Julius. Repaired.

  • 42-96142 'Dee Feater'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-96154 'Little Lady'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 97 x missions. Written off in landing accident Bretigny/A-68 23-Feb-45.

  • 43-34335 'Dee Feater II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Picture in background - http://www.ww2color.com/search/webapps/slides/slides.php?action=update&primary_key=08277

  • 44-67832

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Engine change - http://www.ww2color.com/search/webapps/slides/slides.php?action=update&primary_key=08188

  • 42-96153 'The Joker'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:05:20 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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