Stephen Dobish

Military

After fighter attacks set fire to the left wing on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38024 crashed near Oldenburg, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747325
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Destiny's Tot | Angel Pumpkin
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 2 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: San Antonio Rose
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA 11 April 1923

Enlisted

Wilkes Barre, PA 10 October 1942

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham Airfield, UK 30 January 1944 - 6 March 1944

Other

Shot Down/Captured

Colnrade, Germany 6 March 1944

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 15 June 1944 - 1 May 1945 Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Other

Discharged

Newark, NJ 8 November 1945 4267th Base Unit USAAF

Died

Elizabeth City, NJ 30 May 1994
Plains, PA

Revisions

Date5 Feb 2020 01:23:31
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date27 Sep 2014 18:25:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2984 / MACR 2984, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database