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Victor D Datlenko


Crashed near Wilsnock on 10 Apr 45 in B-17 'Heavy Date' #43-38788, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38788 Heavy Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-T] Deenethorpe 7/11/44; battle damaged Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Claude Spence, Co-pilot: Hugh Reiner, Navigator: Vic Datlenko, togg-Phil Tumminia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...


Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 April 1945


Date Contributor Update
16 August 2021 21:59:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2017 13:06:45 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography, events and unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 13913,;
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:27 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 13913 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database