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John S Brzozowski


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near New Wegeralaben in B-24 #4440086



  • Robert McElyea

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Engineer | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 7 July 1944, while flying B-24 Liberator 44-0086 on a mission to Bernburg, Germany. ...

Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 856th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-40086

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 #4440086 was shot down by fighters and crashed near New Wegeralaben, Germany.

Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...


Event Location Date
Born New York City, New York
Died 7 July 1944

Plot A Row 26 Grave 9


Date Contributor Update
12 May 2017 08:26:30 Lucy May Changes to service number, awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:38 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7831