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Delivered Cheyenne 25/6/44; Kearney 16/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG [G6-L] Debach 4/8/44. Missing in Action Magdeburg 12 September 1944 with Pilot James P. Kittleson, Co-pilot: Homer P. Duncan, Navigator: Maxwell S. Kettef, Ball turret gunner: William M. Lamkin (4 Prisoners of War). Bombardier: Albert A. Christensen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alex E. Alford, Radio Operator: Calvin T. Bladen, Waist gunner: Joseph G. Eifried, Tail gunner: Eugene Bosnavits Jr (5 Killed in ActionKIA). Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Hadmersleben, 4km SE of Oschersleben, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8863.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38420299
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37344490
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator,
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35916197
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-772939
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35432219 at enlistment, then T-61537
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

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Missions

  • Date: 12 September 1944

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Hadmersleben, Germany 12 September 1944 crashed Hadmersleben, 4km SE of Oschersleben, Germany

Revisions

Date23 Jul 2020 14:24:27
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Connected with the right page for Eugene Bosnavits...

Date23 Jul 2020 14:22:23
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 8863

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:25
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8863 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database