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Raymond Chester Czeslawski

Military

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Fred Parker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590 Awards: PH.

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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. ...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28745 The Bold Sea Rover

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick. Shot down flak went down 2km west of Salzdahlum, four chutes seen, one on fire 8-May-44. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 4590.

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, IL 11 July 1918

Son of Charles W and Anna K Czeslawski.

Enlisted Chicago, IL 20 January 1942

Chicago, Illinois

Based Old Buckenham 1944 – 8 May 1944

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Salzdahlum, Germany 8 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neupre, Belgium
Plot C Row 9 Grave 50

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2021 14:37:20 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310762853
https://www.fold3.com/image/656148902
https://www.fold3.com/record/84331379/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529860058/american-battle-monuments-commiss...
https://www.fold3.com/record/704256619/u-s-wwii-hospital-admission-card-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56357763/raymond-c-czeslawski

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2021 11:51:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56357763/raymond-c-czeslawski

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2021 11:50:10 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, nickname, biography and events
Sources

"Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Bishop & Hey

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2021 00:25:32 jmoore43 Changes to nickname, biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added a connection to A/C #41-28745 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4590

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