John Lawrence Misarko

Military

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Awards: DFC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13023319 / T-120336
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Ginger
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Schenectady County, NY, USA 3 August 1920 Son of Wawrzyniec V and Teofila [Klepacki] Misarko.

Enlisted

Albany, NY, USA 13 August 1942

Other

Shot down / baled out

62600 Berck, France 21 April 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. POW. 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 21 April 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died

Schenectady, NY, USA 30 August 1992
New York, NY, USA

Based

Andrews Field 21 April 1944 Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried

Niskayuna, NY, USA Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery Niskayuna Schenectady County New York, USA Plot: Sacred Heart Shrine