Jack Berkowitz

Military

Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wilhelmshaven Mid air collision near Rustringen in B-17 43-38457 Baled out over North sea Prisoner of War (POW) 31-Dec-44. MACR 11359.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nine lives
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 31 December 1944

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Brooklyn, NY, USA 12 July 1922 Son of Herman Berkowitz.

Enlisted

1 April 1942

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 31 December 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Other

Baled out

Kleingärtnerverein Rüstringen e.V., Neuengrodener Weg 50, 26386 Wilhelmshaven, Germany 31 December 1946 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wilhelmshaven Mid air collision near Rustringen in B-17 43-38457 Baled out over North sea Prisoner of War (POW) 31-Dec-44. MACR 11359.

Died

Palm Beach, FL, USA 11 August 2005

Based

Thorpe Abbotts 31 December 1944 Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001, MACR 11359 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11359 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database