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James M. Lovell Crew
384th BG - 545th BS - 8th AF

Standing Left to Right: J.M. Kondzar, Warren D. Tessmer (BTG), Doyle Blankenship (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: James. M. Lovell (P), Walter Brookings (CP), Joe Lewis (N), Martin Bachicha (B)

Kondzar appears to have not gone overseas with the crew.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Martin Bachicha

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down by flak burst and crashed N of St Pol, FR on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 19 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31926 'Lovell's Hovel'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Doyle Blankenship

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down by flak burst and crashed N of St Pol, FR on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 19 Mar 1944 in B-17G 42-31926 'Lovell's Hovel'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Brookings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down by flak burst and crashed N of St Pol, FR on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 19 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31926 'Lovell's Hovel'. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters; Purple Heart

  • Joseph Lewis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by flak burst and crashed N of St Pol, FR on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 19 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31926 'Lovell's Hovel'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Warren Tessmer

    Military | Sergeant
    Warren D. Tessmer was severely wounded on his thirteenth combat mission with the 384th Bomb Group. He was returned to the USA and recovered from his wounds. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2020 03:10:03 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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