John Francis Schimenek

Military

25 missions, including both Schweinfurt missions. Was on the 17 August 1943 one, on board 42-3455 and was wounded. Also flew on B-17 #42-30026 'Battlewagon. ' [Documents attached to database form. ]

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC/ PH

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Battle wagon
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Thirteen
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron

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Born

Superior, Wisconsin 25 December 1916

Revisions

Date5 Feb 2019 15:04:06
ContributorED-BB
Sources

It's John Francis Schimenek, not John T... (NARA WWII Enlistment records - 16022229)

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self