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Left to right: James Bowcock, Al DiMinno, Vic Ciganek and Gerald Tucker (with local friends) near their rest home August 1943.

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  • James Bowcock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3119. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #41-24453 'Mizpah/ The Bearded Beauty/ The Bearded Lady'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Victor Ciganek

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Sgt Victor Ciganek was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group 322nd Squadron based at Bassingbourn. Victor served as radio operator on the B-17 # 42-3119 "Destiny's Tot" on the Hamburg mission of 26 July 1943. Upon returning the B-17 ditched into the North...

  • Albert DiMinno

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3119. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-2990 'Dame Satan', Evaded (EVD).

  • Gerald Tucker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Sgt Gerald Tucker (whose first name is often misspelled Gerold) was Right Waist Gunner on B-17 #42-3119 when it was shot down on the Hamburg mission of 26 July 1943. The plane ditched in the North Sea and all ten crew were saved and returned to base....

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Date Contributor Update
16 August 2015 04:11:55 V York Created entry with caption and person associations
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My father's photo.

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