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Robert Lyndel Zedeker

Military

Robert Zedeker was Co-Pilot on board B-24H #41-28729 when it crashed while attempting to land at Warton (Neaton) upon returning from a combat mission on 8 March 1944. Returned To Duty (RTD).
Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29273 'Flak Magnet' Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Robert Allin

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29273 'Flak Magnet'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Cedric Cole

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Cedric Cole was Radio Operator on board B-24H #41-28729 when it crashed while attempting to land at Warton (Neaton) upon returning from a combat mission on 8 March 1944. Returned To Duty (RTD). Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29273 'Flak Magnet'....

  • James Fittinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29273 'Flak Magnet'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Peter Kowal

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Peter Kowal was Navigator on board B-24H #41-28729 when it crashed while attempting to land at Warton (Neaton) upon returning from a combat mission on 8 March 1944. Returned To Duty (RTD). Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29273 'Flak Magnet'....

  • James Mortinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    James Mortinson was Bombardier on board B-24H #41-28729 when it crashed while attempting to land at Warton (Neaton) upon returning from a combat mission on 8 March 1944. Returned To Duty (RTD). Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29273 'Flak Magnet'....

  • Herman Peacher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Herman Peacher was Tail Gunner on board B-24H #41-28729 when it crashed while attempting to land at Warton (Neaton) upon returning from a combat mission on 8 March 1944. Returned To Duty (RTD). Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29273 'Flak Magnet'....

  • Lawrence Scheiding

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Lawrence Scheiding was Ball Turret gunner on board B-24H #41-28729 when it crashed while attempting to land at Warton (Neaton) upon returning from a combat mission on 8 March 1944. Returned To Duty (RTD). Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #4129273 'Flak...

  • George Spaven

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Warton (Neaton) upon returning from a combat mission in B-24 41-28729 on 8 March 1944. Returned to duty (RTD). George Spaven was Pilot of 41-29273 'Flak Magnet' on the 22 April 1944 mission. Hit by flak at...

  • James Wedding

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29273 'Flak Magnet'. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29273 Flak Magnet

    B-24 Liberator
    MACR 4180: Spaven's A/C was hit by Flak at approximately 19:38 hours SW of Hamm, Germany. The #2 engine caught fire and the A/C fell out of formation. Four chutes were seen. A/C then was brought under control and Lt George N. Spaven Jr regained...

Missions

  • 311

    22 April 1944

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born 18 April 1916

Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio, United States

Lived in 1940

Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio

Prisoner of War (POW) 22 April 1944 – 1945

Captured in Ostenfelde, Germany. Interned at Stalag Luft 3 in Sagan/Zagan, Poland. Force-marched from there to Stalag 7A in Moosburg, Germany. Liberated there 29 April 1945 by US troops. NARA WWII POW record : “Returned to Military Control 22 June 1945.”

Buried 2007

Robert Zedeker rests at the Glen Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio

Died 10 May 2007

Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 12:42:56 ED-BB Changes to events
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NARA POW record : added date of end of internment

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 12:30:36 ED-BB Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations and mission associations
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MACR 4180
WWII Draft card
WWII POW records
Downed Allied Aircraft Kampfflugzeug Unterlagen (KU) Reports KU 1487 at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/139542878
VA Gravesite locator

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 14:13:26 ED-BB Changes to middlename
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MACR 4180

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 01:56:46 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2017 11:38:30 Lucy May Changes to events, person associations and place associations
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Brought in sources from duplicate record:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4180, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & Page 283 of the book LIBERATORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 &

href="http://www.458bg.com/crew33spaven.htm">http://www.458bg.com/crew33spaven.htm>

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=26850

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 17:09:38 rzedeker Changes to media associations
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Rob Zedeker

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 16:53:51 rzedeker Changes to biography
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Rob Zedeker

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 16:51:03 rzedeker Changes to service number
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Rob Zedeker

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 16:49:14 rzedeker Changes to surname
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Rob Zedeker. Grandson.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4180 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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