Edward Antony Nachowitz

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media-18843.jpeg UPL 18843 Captain Edward Anthony Nachowitz 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron

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Object Number - UPL 18843 - Captain Edward Anthony Nachowitz 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron

Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. completed 4 x combat missions, 500+ combat hrs. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Remained at controls to ensure crews departure, killed in crash. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11319.



Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39456150
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31306542
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12163200 / O-698467
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-449289
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Upottery airfield looking west, the main runway runs vertically, barrack sites are to the bottom right of the airfield, 15 March 1944. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/CT/91/541. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Smeatharpe

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Cook County, IL, USA 13 September 1920 Son of Theophious and Emily Marie [Fingle] Nachowitz.

Enlisted

Detroit, Michigan, USA 20 March 1942 Detroit, Michigan

Other

Paratroop mission D-day

Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Op Albany D-day paradrop 6-Jun-44.

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Glider tow

Eindhoven, Netherlands 17 September 1944 Op Market Garden Glider tow to Eindhoven. 17-Sep-44.

Other

Glider tow

Eindhoven, Netherlands 18 September 1944 Op Market Garden Glider tow to Eindhoven. 18-Sep-44.

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Glider tow

Bastogne, Belgium 26 December 1944 Glider tow mission to Bastogne. 26-Dec-44.

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Killed in action

Sibret, 6640 Vaux-sur-Sûre, Belgium 27 December 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Remained at controls to ensure crews departure, killed in crash. KIA. MACR 11319.

Buried/ Commemorated

Sibret, Belgium 28 December 1944 Interred Field Burial Sibret

Buried/ Commemorated

29 July 1949 Re-Interred Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia, USA
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Based

Upottery 27 December 1944 Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF.

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From details on Nachowitz's Findagrave page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80007347;
Collection of BrewennC - user http://www.americanairmuseum.com/user/1062

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