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Thomas Henry Brzoznowski

Military

Thomas Brzoznowski was Bombardier on B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki" shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • David Butcher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    David Butcher was Tail Gunner on board B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki", shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Missing Air Crew Report MACR #3035. EVADED - Escape and Evasion Report #483.

  • James Carter

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    James Carter was Ball Turret Gunner on B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki" shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Kenneth Christensen

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Kenneth Christensen was Left Waist Gunner on board B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki", shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Missing Air Crew Report MACR #3035. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Crouch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    James Crouch was Navigator on B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki" shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Killed in Action (KIA). .

  • Jack Davidson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Jack Davidson was Radio Operator/Gunner on board B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki", shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Missing Air Crew Report MACR #3035. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Norman Gauntt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Norman Gauntt was Co-Pilot on B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki" shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Floyd Hubble

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Floyd Hubble Jr was Right Waist Gunner on board B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki", shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Missing Air Crew Report MACR #3035. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James LaRue

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    James La Rue was Top Turret Gunner on B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki" shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lawrence Meyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Also known as Wayne L. Myer, Lawrence Myer was Pilot of B-17 #42-3235 "Lakanuki" shot down 4 July 1943 over France. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3235 Lakanuki

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/4/43; Assigned 100BG Dow Fd 23/5/43; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-T] Grafton Underwood 23/6/43; Missing in Action Le Mans 4 July 1943 with Pilot Lawrence W. Meyer.Co-pilot: Norman A. Gauntt, Navigator: James C. Crouch, Bombardier:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 71

    4 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Le Mans and Nantes, France and the lock gates and harbour facilities at La Pallice, France are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is comprised of three elements: ...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Michigan, United States 1917
Lived in Iron River, Michigan, United States 1942
Enlisted Marquette, Michigan, United States 31 March 1942

as a Private in the Air Corps

Killed in action Poillé-sur-Vègre, Sarthe, France 4 July 1943

in the crash of B-17 42-3235

Buried Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Plot J, Row 18, Grave 28

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2020 03:29:24 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a cemetery to the Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56642769.

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2020 01:54:20 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2017 14:50:47 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment Records
ABMC website
MACR 3035

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2017 13:31:29 Lucy May Changes to surname, middlename, service number and role
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4837

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 14:28:17 bombercommand Changes to surname
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4837

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4495, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b...

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