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Joseph J Biernacki

Military

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x missions (first on 16 april 43). Shot down 25-Jun-43 in B-17 42-5382 'The Witch's Tit'. Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5382 "The Witche's Tit"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 26/11/42; Berry 31/12/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-E] Molesworth 25/2/43; 15 x missions; Missing in Action Wangerooge Is, Holl. 25/6/43 with Dave Mack, Co-pilot: Ragnar Barhuag, Navigator: Roland Smith, Bombardier:...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born 3 July 1915
Based Molesworth 1943 – 25 June 1943

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot down Oldenburg, Germany 25 June 1943

Shot down 25-Jun-43 in B-17 42-5382 'The Witch's Tit'. Prisoner of War (POW).

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 25 June 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died 27 March 2002

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2016 23:25:48 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/8128

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2016 20:38:27 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/8128

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor

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