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Chester E Cegelka

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #4251278

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1923
Lived in New Haven County, CT, USA February 1943
Enlisted Hartford, CT, USA 20 February 1943
Died 24 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2018 12:17:26 Lucy May Changes to middlename, service number and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28685073
Enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8289

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