Walter Joseph Sentkoski Jr

Military

Assigned to 569BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down in B-17 42-3306 'Phoenix' 15-Aug-43. Baled out successfully. Evaded (EVD).



Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18026239 / O-733667
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 390th Bomb Group crashes near Dunkirk whilst flying with a mission with B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5914), 15 August 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '385BG.' Printed caption on reverse: '25620 USAF - Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" going down over area south of Dunkirk, occupied France. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Phoenix
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Mount Carmel, PA 19 August 1911 Son of Walter J. Sr and Josephine Sentkoski.

Enlisted

Harrisburg, PA, USA 23 June 1942 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Other

Evaded

France 15 August 1943 - 29 January 1944 Evaded (EVD).

Other

Shot down / baled out

59670 Bavinchove, France 15 August 1943 Shot down in B-17F 42-3306 'Phoenix' 15-Aug-43. Baled out successfully. Evaded.

Other

Discharged USAAF

1 December 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, PA 12 April 1984

Buried/ Commemorated

Saint Josephs Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, PA 15 April 1984 Saint Josephs Cemetery Mount Carmel Northumberland County Pennsylvania, USA
Pennsylvania, USA

Based

Framlingham 15 August 1943 Assigned to 569BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF.