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Harold R Van Zyl crew, 406BS, 801BG

Rear L-R: Harold Van Zyl, Clifton Clark, Lawrence Rivkin, William Elkouri.

Front L-R: Udell Olson, Harold Qualls, John Zsadanyi, Henry Hettinger.

Connections

Units

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 406th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clifton Clark

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 436BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF. Accident on take-off in B-24 42-63781 'Black Magic' on a training flight 3-Jul-44. 8 RTD Awards: DFC, AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • William Elkouri

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Assigned to 406BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Henry Hettinger

    Military | Sergeant | Dispatcher
    Assigned to 406BS, 492/801BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Udell Olson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 801BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Qualls

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 406BS, 492/801BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Lawrence Rivkin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 406BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Harold Van Zyl

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 406BS, 492/801BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • John Zsadanyi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 406BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Served in the US Navy from 1949 to 1953.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2021 16:06:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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