Stanislav Albion Komarek

Military

Object Number - UPL 36746 - 2Lt Stanley A Komarek

2 October 1942 on returning from mission to Meaulte, France, crash landed at Gatwick with landing gear retracted. 3 crew members were injured but all returned. Their plane 'Phyllis' B-17F-BO 41-24397 was salvaged.

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Phyllis
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 352nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 2 October 1942
  • Official Description: Avions Potez aircraft factory at Meaulte is bombed by 30 B-17’s. A small group attacks Saint— Omer/Longuenesse A/F. Some 400 ftr escorts provide cover which is frequently penetrated by German ftrs. The B-17’s show remarkable defensive strength.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Muskegon, MI 1 March 1915 Son of Belerice Paczkowski.
Los Angeles, CA

Died

Riverside, CA

Based

Chelveston Assigned to 325BS, 301BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Riverside National Cemetery, CA Riverside National Cemetery Riverside, Riverside County, CA

Revisions

Date23 Oct 2014 16:40:39
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 23-Oct-2014. Connections within web site data.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:25:17
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces by Bishop and Hey, p. 36

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