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Michael W Miskewich


Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. He served in the United States Army/Air Force and attained the rank of Lt. Col., receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was on active duty from 1941 until 1945, and retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1968.

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.


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. ...

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 855th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...


Event Location Date
Born Chicopee, MA 8 May 1918

Son of Wasil W and Elizabeth [Hotz] Miskewich.

Enlisted Springfield, MA 12 March 1941

Springfield, Massachusetts

Based Metfield 1942 – 1945

Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Tampa, FL 27 November 1999
Buried Green River Cemetery Greenfield, Franklin County, MA January 2000

Green River Cemetery
Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts


Date Contributor Update
26 September 2021 21:04:51 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2021 12:57:06 Helen Changes to biography

Ringmasters Summer 2000

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:13 AAM AAM ingest

491st BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia