Chester Valentine Beres

Military

Object Number - UPL 61166 - S/Sgt Chester V. Beres

Assigned to 548BS, 385BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 26-Jul-43 in B-17 42-5895. Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: POW, PH, EAME, WWII Victory.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-730479
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Souse Familly
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Lackawanna, New York 10 July 1922 Born Lackawanna, New York

Enlisted

Buffalo, New York 10 September 1942 Enlisted Buffalo, New York

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Stalag Luft IV, Tychowo, Poland 26 July 1943 - 1 May 1945 Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft IV

Died

Orchard Park, New York 14 April 2011 Died Orchard Park, New York

Buried

17 April 2011 Interred  

Revisions

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 191 B / MACR 191B / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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