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Sam Stanley Bibich



Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Squadron
  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Akron, Ohio 18 December 1918
Died Ligurian Sea 18 March 1945

For the second time in our combat history a plane disappeared out of a formation as the boxes flew
through a short stretch of cloud. The missing aircraft was piloted by 2nd Lt. James C. Voelkers, 486th
squadron. [Also lost without trace were: Lt. Samuel S. Bibich, Lt. Lawrence J. Schneider, Sgt. Albert
M. McKinnon, Sgt. Salvatore P. Gelfo, Sgt. Alfred W. Lundquist] The mission later turned back
because of bad weather.

Buried 1946

No Known Grave

Tablets of The Missing
Tablets of the Missing
Florence American Cemetery
Florence American Cemetery
Via Cassia S.N.
50023 Tavarnuzze (Firenze)


Date Contributor Update
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