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John J Doskocz Jr

Military

Served as crew chief on the B-24 'Slick Chick'.

Bronze Star

Service

Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-94979 Slick Chick

    B-24 Liberator
    Oldest and longest serving 466th BG B-24 to survive the war ...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York City, New York 26 August 1915
Civilian Aeronautics Instructor LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA June 1942 – February 1943
Enlisted New York, NY, USA February 1943
Died Port Richey, FL, USA 19 March 2010

Doskocz, John J. 94 of Port Richey, died March 19, 2010. Born in New York City, he worked for Pan American Airways for 34 years. He was a crew chief of the B-24 "Slick Chick" part of the 8th Air Force squadron during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He moved to Florida in 1979. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10377; VFW Post 6180; Polish-American Club of Pasco; 8th Air Force Historical Society; the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum; and the 2nd Air Division Association. He leaves his loving wife, Helen; niece, Patricia (Harry) Johnson; nephew, Walter (Carol) Gordon (Cmdr-USN, ret); and grand-nieces and grand- nephew. Visitation Mon. (3/22) 2-4 pm with Rosary service at 4 pm both at Dobies Funeral Home. Mass Tues. 11:00 AM at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, Hudson. Burial with full military rites Tues. 1:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Memorials may be made in his memory at HPH Hospice, Hudson. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson Chap

Buried Bushnell, FL 33513, USA 23 March 2010

Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell
Sumter County
Florida, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2016 00:50:15 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2015 02:36:13 466thHistorian Changes to suffix, highest rank, role and events
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2014 15:57:59 466thHistorian Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2014 15:57:00 466thHistorian Changes to awards and events
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 345 & page 251 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION, D790.A2S45, 1998 edition

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