Skip to main content
Edit entry 

William J Sybert

Military

Assigned 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Oranienburg in B-17 43-38803; mid air collision, crashed Wilsnack, Germany 10-Apr-45 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13877.

Awards: AM, PH

Service

People

  • James Laubach

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Oranienburg in B-17 43-38803; mid air collision, crashed Wilsnack, Germany 10-Apr-45 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13877. Awards: PH.

Show more

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38803

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 23/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh 17/10/44; transferred 305BG Chelveston 4/12/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Jim Laubach, Boyce Scruggs, Theo Pappadopoulous, Roy Eriksson, Bill Horan,...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania, USA 18 August 1920

Son of William and Agnes M [Schmidt] Sybert.

Enlisted Altoona, PA 13 May 1942

Altoona, Pennsylvania

Based Thurleigh 1944 – 10 April 1945

Assigned 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Wilsnack, Germany 10 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Oranienburg in B-17 43-38803; mid air collision, crashed Wilsnack, Germany 10-Apr-45 KIA MACR 13877.

Buried Saint Michael Cemetery, Loretto, Cambria County, PA 1948

Re-Interred
Saint Michael Cemetery
Loretto, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2020 18:34:23 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29433303
https://www.fold3.com/image/543234791
https://www.fold3.com/image/130719941
https://www.fold3.com/record/83779849-william-j-sybert
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121868213/william-j-sybert
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130546565/william-j_-sybert

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 21:46:59 Iggy Changes to person associations
Sources

MARC Report

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13877 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share