Chester Henry Reitknecht

Military

Object Number - UPL 56077 - Chester Reitknecht, 493BG receives his Air medal.

Assigned to 863BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. George Durgin crew. 34 x combat missions.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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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: O-808746
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12200984
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner & Ball turret gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ulpy
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Berwyn, IL 16 December 1916 Son of Henry C Reitknecht.

Enlisted

Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN 8 January 1942 Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana

Died

24 December 1967

Buried

Bohemian National Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, IL 27 December 1967 Bohemian National Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Based

Debach Assigned to 863BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF.

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