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Chester J Antkowiak


Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.


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. ...

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 4th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


Event Location Date
Born Lorin County, IL 9 July 1912
Enlisted Cleveland, OH 8 August 1942

Cleveland Ohio

Based Mendlesham 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 26 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Elyria, OH 28 January 1989
Buried Saint Mary Cemetery Elyria, Lorain County, OH February 1989

Saint Mary Cemetery
Lorain County, OH