Chester A Zyb

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-13414.jpeg UPL 13414 Page 3 of 466th Bomb Group 'Roll of Honor' at All Saints Church, Weston Longville.

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Object Number - UPL 13414 - Page 3 of 466th Bomb Group 'Roll of Honor' at All Saints Church, Weston Longville.

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 "Ramblin' Wreck" #41-28932, Killed in Action (KIA).

Last name was originally spelled Zdyb. His parents were Polish immigrants.

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-817669
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ramblin Wreck
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Related media

  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 28097
  • Description: Bob Harrington describes his final mission, August 15, 1944, in a 2004 interview.
  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 28111
  • Description: Bob Harrington describes the attack on his substitute aircraft, "Ramblin' Wreck," on August 15, 1944, following a successful bombing attack on a...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, USA 17 July 1922

Died

Gelderingen, Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands 15 August 1944 Shot down by German fighters

Buried

8341 Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands 19 August 1944 Kerkbuurt Cemetery

Buried

Springfield, IL, USA Camp Butler National Cemetery Springfield Sangamon County Illinois, USA Plot: C, 0, 710

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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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466th BG Historian

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466th BG Historian
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466th BG Historian

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8430 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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