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 1916-12-16 Son of Henry C Reitknecht.

Died

1967-12-24

Buried

Bohemian National Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, IL 1967-12-27 Bohemian National Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Enlisted

Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN 1942-01-08 Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana

Based

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

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