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Kenneth A Zierdt


B-24 'Squat 'N Droppit' #41-28710 shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnemain 12 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) - Parachute incident.



  • William Bailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    B-24 'Squat 'N Droppit' #41-28710 shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12 June 1944. Evaded (EVD)

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28710 "Squat 'N Droppit"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Flown by at least 13 different crews on 21 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Porcaro. Shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12-Jun-44. 8 x EVD, 1 x KIA....


Event Location Date
Born Nebraska, USA 17 August 1920
Killed in Action (KIA) Lanhelin, France 12 June 1944
Buried Kansas City, MO, USA 1948

Floral Hills Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA


Date Contributor Update
15 April 2020 04:27:03 jmoore43 Changes to events

Changed a miss labeled Died event to a Buried event.

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 19:07:10 JMBAUDET Changes to biography

Col George Cooksey' bio

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 17:43:07 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, events and person associations

466th BG Historian

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5803 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database