Michael Geriok

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 21218 - S/Sgt Michael Geriok in civilian attire.

Michael Geriok joined the squadron on 14 October 1942. He was shot down on 27 January 1943 in B-24D 41-23690 while serving as Radio Operator and Killed in Action (KIA).

MACR and Losses report a collision with an enemy aircraft FW 190 (yellow 3 serial 5604) of JG/1 3 Staffel piloted by Fw Fritz Koch. Both planes crashed into the Waddenzee near Harlingen, Holland.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 68th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

1943-01-27 Killed when the aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with and FW-190 and crashed into the Waddenzee, Holland. His remains have never been recovered.

Other

Commemorated

6269 Margraten, Nederland Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery.

Enlisted

Pittsburgh, PA, USA 1941-05-14

Revisions

Date11 Apr 2016 09:53:49
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Brought in information from a duplicate record. Source:
MACR 15637 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database
N.B. On one page of the Missing Air Crew Report, his surname is spelt 'Gerick' but ABMC spells it 'Geriok' - see UPL 21220 as well.

Also NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf…

Date15 Feb 2015 21:05:12
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Feb-2015 Corrected Role/Job.

Date15 Feb 2015 21:04:04
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Feb-2015. Added SN and KIA event per MACR 15637; Added Commemorated Event and decorations per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) record; made connection to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added crew position to Biography and other details per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date15 Feb 2015 21:00:41
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Feb-2015. Added SN and KIA event per MACR 15637; Added Commemorated Event and decorations per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) record; made connection to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added crew position to Biography and other details per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:08
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Webb Todd, MACR 15637, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 p. 68 by Bishop and Hey , 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Lundy pp. 41-42, ABMC web site

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