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Ralph Victor Guinzburg


Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30-Jul-43 in B-17 42-30192. Returned to base.

Shot down 29-Nov-43 in B-17 42-6039, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1560

Awards: AM (OLC), PH (2OLC), Soldiers medal.



  • Leslie Palmer

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-6039, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb 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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 335th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30192

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Dow Fd 5/6/43; Assigned 379 Kimbolton 5/6/43; transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-Y] Horham 27/6/43; 5m, Missing in Action Kassel 30/7/43 with Bob Jutzi, Co-pilot: R.D. Paterson, Bombardier: Wilbur Collins, Flight...

  • 42-6039 'Blondie III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/6/43; Amarillo 18/7/43; Dallas 9/8/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 14/10/43; 5m, Missing in Action 29/11/43 with Les Palmer, Co-pilot: Ray Grass, Bombardier: Joe Kolar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Wilbert, Radio...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....


Event Location Date
Born New York City, New York 16 April 1916

Son of Ralph K Guinzburg.

Enlisted New York City NY 15 January 1942

New York City New York

Based Horham 1943 – 29 November 1943

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Vicinity Friesoythe, Germany 29 November 1943

Shot down 29-Nov-43 in B-17 42-6039, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1560

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neupre, Belgium
Plot B Row 25 Grave 2


Date Contributor Update
17 May 2021 16:58:52 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2021 19:17:21 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 217; MACR 1560