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Warren G Antoine


Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived a ditching in B-17G 42-38063 'GI Virgin', qualifying for "Flying Goldfish Award" for the ditching.

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Robert Kaufman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived ditching in B-17G 42-38063 'GI Virgin'.

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Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 750th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38063 'G I Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Assigned 749BS/457BG [S] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Bob Kaufman, Co-pilot: Bob Burkholder, Navigator: Bernard Plaut, Bombardier: D.J. Letzia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


Event Location Date
Born Paulding, OH 45879, USA 6 February 1924

Son of Joseph J and Lelah Antoine.

Enlisted 1000 N Lawrence Dr #600, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA 31 March 1943

Camp Perry
Lacarne, OH.

Based Glatton 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Fort Wayne, IN, USA 20 February 2012
Buried 8408 Covington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, USA March 2012

Covington Memorial Gardens Fort Wayne
Allen County, IN


Date Contributor Update
11 February 2018 15:01:36 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:07 AAM AAM ingest

1993 457th BGA Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia