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Joseph B Zyra


KIA at Hintermuhlin in B-17 #43-38968, Jan 7 1945 - collided with A/C of 95th.


Units served with


  • 43-38968

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 23/10/44; Grenier 1/11/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG Snetterton 4/11/44; Missing in Action Cologne 7/1/45 with Theo Yenton, togg-Jim Bowen (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Morton Monasch, Navigator: Ellis Vure, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Glassport, Pennsylvania
Killed in action 7 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
05 April 2020 20:57:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:08 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11571; Snetterton Falcons, pg 201, 226