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Lester E Schwab

Military

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230176 'Assassin. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Joseph Aquino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30176 'Assassin. Evaded. See the page with full details about the crew and Aquino's evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/faquinojm.html

  • Leroy Funk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30176 'Assassin', Evaded (EVD). See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/ffunkla.html

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30176 'Assassin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne, WY 22/4/43; Smoky Hill, KS 28/4/43; Walla Walla, WA 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Presque Island 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Framlingham 5/6/43; 335BS [OE-P] Horham 15/6/43; 12m, Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with John L...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2017 11:25:40 ddfda Changes to nickname and aircraft associations
Sources

Grandson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 401

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