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Stephen Casimir Prekel

Military

Assigned to 330BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe. 29-Oct-42 Killed in Service (KIS)

Per 1990s letter from ground crew members to daughter of pilot Williams, there is some doubt regarding the airplane involved in this crash. That crew indicate the aircraft involved was actually 41-23721 "Reddy Teddy".

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • William Williams

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe.

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23712 Ambros

    B-24 Liberator
    29 October 1942, B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset. ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pittston, Pennsylvania 30 March 1920

Son of Frances Prekel.

Enlisted Wilkes Barre, PA 19 August 1941

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Based 1942 – 29 October 1942

Assigned to 330BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Porlock, Somerset 29 October 1942
Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 1946

Re-Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK
Plot C Row 0 Grave 22

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2022 14:30:50 dan_narsavage Changes to media associations
Sources

Crewmate page

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2022 13:57:40 dan_narsavage Changes to biography and awards
Sources

Letter shared with me by Capt. Williams's daughter in 2021.

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2021 17:55:34 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/545385775
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763932
https://www.fold3.com/record/83739383/stephen-c-prekel-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529902949/stephen-c-prekel-american-battle-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56293478/stephen-c-prekel

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2017 10:45:35 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

Associated media and aircraft from ‘Losses of the US 8th & 9th Air Forces’, Bishop and Hey

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 40 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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