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Stanley Bolesta


The 322nd BG was assigned with the 8th AF until October 1943 anc completing 34 missions. He was shot down on his 13th mission in B-26 'Duchess of Barksdale' on 03 November 1943. He evaded until 17 December 1943. He became a Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft I.

Distinguished Unit Citation,


Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 449th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born 10 December 1922
Died 7 November 1997
Buried Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Pennsylvania


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:16 AAM AAM ingest

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