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Daniel S Mayka

Military

God knows why he volunteered, he had only one semester left in college and the war was turning decisively in the Allies favor. Amazingly he trained as a cavalry officer in college ROTC and became a bomber pilot. My, how fast war changes things, especially the people in combat. 35 combat missions was enough to color any person's life perspective. He always wanted to visit Bassingbourn before he died but he never made it, Bassingboun and the war were imprinted on his soul.

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Missions

  • 736

    4 December 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 743

    9 December 1944

  • 750

    15 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 766

    28 December 1944

  • 776

    2 January 1945

  • 778

    3 January 1945

  • 792

    14 January 1945

  • 794

    15 January 1945

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Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2021 14:04:39 nodnol1900 Changes to unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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Mayka, Daniel S. 1st Lt. 0-774903 OPERATIONAL MISSIONS

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2021 14:04:39 nodnol1900 Changes to mission associations
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Mayka, Daniel S. 1st Lt. 0-774903 OPERATIONAL MISSIONS

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2021 13:19:59 nodnol1900 Changes to biography
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Chris Mayka, son

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2021 13:13:14 nodnol1900 Changes to biography
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Chris Mayka, son

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2021 13:04:53 nodnol1900 Changes to service number, highest rank, role and awards
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MILITARY RECORD AND REPORT OF SEPARATION CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2021 12:59:57 nodnol1900 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname and nationality
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Served 91st Bomb Group, Bassingbourne, 35 combat missions 12/04/44 till 04/15/45. Pilot/Co Pilot "Extra Special"

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