Henry John Dzwonkowski

Military

Henry Dzwonkowski was on board A/C #41-23779 '4-Q-2' on a mission to Weiner Neustadt on October 1, 1943. Plane was attacked by fighters. Lost #3 engine, radio and electric systems. Pilot Edward F. Taylor landed at an Aussie base outside of Bari, Italy. Spent a few days at the base working on the plane. Returned to Tunis where the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC.

Dzwonkowski was Assistant Radio Operator/Ball turret gunner, shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7544. Plane crashed near Passendale, Belgium. Missing Air Crew Report- MACR 1382. Evaded capture, helped by Belgian and French citizens and members of the Résistance. Was back in England on 21 May 1944. See the story of his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fdzwonkhj.html

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Units served with

The insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The 'semiofficial' insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19063053 and O-677193
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37377434
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676576
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-678629
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33368743
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Seed of Satan II
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 67th Bomb Squadron

Missions

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Cleveland, Ohio, USA 28 May 1921

Other

Evaded capture

1 December 1943 - 21 May 1944 Bailed out over Belgim from B-24 Serial 42-7544. Helped by Belgian and French citizens and members of the Resistance, was back in UK 21 May 1944

Died

6 April 2001 Cleveland, Ohio

Buried/ Commemorated

Henry Dzwonkowski rests at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Ohio

Revisions

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ContributorED-BB
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Sources

MACR 1382
Research for his page at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fdzwonkhj.html

Date
Contributorjmoore43
Changes
Sources

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

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1382 / MACR 1382, Roll of Honor and Casualties by Will Lundy pp. 132-133, 160-161 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database