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Jack Berkowitz

Military

Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wilhelmshaven Mid air collision near Rustringen in B-17 43-38457 Baled out over North sea Prisoner of War (POW) 31-Dec-44. MACR 11359.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Macnab

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Suffered mid air collision with B-17 42-31987 and killed either in initial collision or resultant crash, as both A/C became locked together. Crashed Rustringen, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8174/11550. ...

Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38457 'NINE LIVES'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/44; Lincoln 15/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN- ] Thorpe Abbotts 3/9/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with Bill McNab, Co-pilot: Nelson Vaughn, Henry Ethridge, Duane Rench, Francis Seyfried (5 Killed in...

Missions

  • 772

    31 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY, USA 12 July 1922

Son of Herman Berkowitz.

Enlisted 1 April 1942
Based Thorpe Abbotts 1944 – 31 December 1944

Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 31 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Baled out Kleingärtnerverein Rüstringen e.V., Neuengrodener Weg 50, 26386 Wilhelmshaven, Germany 31 December 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wilhelmshaven Mid air collision near Rustringen in B-17 43-38457 Baled out over North sea Prisoner of War (POW) 31-Dec-44. MACR 11359.

Died Palm Beach, FL, USA 11 August 2005

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2017 13:41:22 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30327312
https://www.fold3.com/record/83547334-jack-berkowitz
https://www.fold3.com/record/9276105-jack-berkowitz
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=163531507

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001, MACR 11359 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11359 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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