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Joseph G Labushevicz

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ETTG, Wroblicka Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 "Devil's Angel". Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th BS crew lost. Prisoner of war at Stalag XVIIB.
Elmwood Park, IL

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People

  • Walter Cecil

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Wroblicka Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th crew lost. Killed in Action ...

  • David Harris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    February - August 1943. Navigator, Wroblicka Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th BS crew...

  • Edwin Jonson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Wroblicka Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th crew lost. Killed in Action (KIA). S...

  • John Kratzer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Wroblicka Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th crew lost. Killed in Action (KIA)....

  • Claude Neeley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Wroblicka Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th BS crew lost. Prisoner...

  • John Phelan

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Wroblicka Crew. Original member of Lishon Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th crew...

  • Lester Schneider

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    June - August 1943. Bombardier, Wroblicka crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th...

  • Fred Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio Operator, Wroblicka crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th BS crew lost....

  • William Wroblicka

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    April - August 1943. Pilot, Wroblicka Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 383. Hit by fighters and lost 2 engines. 1st...

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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. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29954 Devil's Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 25/5/43 with Bill Wroblicka, Omen Jones, Jim Delano, Lester Schneider, Joe Labushevicz, Fred Smith, Dick Wante, Edwin Jonson, John Kratzer...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA 10 April 1918
Prisoner of War Wasserhofstra├če, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria 12 August 1943

Stalag XVIIB

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24 September 2020 18:35:50 jmoore43 Changes to events
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16 March 2018 17:20:05 ARowe95 Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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03 November 2017 03:31:37 ARowe95 Changes to biography
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx

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