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Chester A Zyb


Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 "Ramblin' Wreck" #41-28932, Killed in Action (KIA).
Last name was originally spelled Zdyb. His parents were Polish immigrants.



  • Robert Harrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Bob Harrington piloted the B-24 "Troublemaker" (#42-95067), stationed at Attlebridge in the summer of 1944. After nine missions with Troublemaker, on August 15, 1944 he was called up to fly an unfamiliar aircraft, Ramblin' Wreck (#41-28932), with a...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28932 Ramblin' Wreck

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft's last mission was on August 15, 1944, when it was flown by a makeshift crew led by pilot Robert W. Harrington from Attlebridge air base. The target was a Luftwaffe airfield in Vechta, near Bremen, Germany. The target was successfully...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, USA 17 July 1922
Died Gelderingen, Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands 15 August 1944

Shot down by German fighters

Buried 8341 Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands 19 August 1944

Kerkbuurt Cemetery

Buried Springfield, IL, USA 1948

Camp Butler National Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: C, 0, 710


Date Contributor Update
05 April 2020 20:45:01 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2016 14:31:05 466thHistorian Changes to media associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2015 01:50:58 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events, person associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2014 20:45:53 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:07 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8430 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database