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Chester P Zahaba


Shot down by fighters and crashed near Furstenau, GR on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31180. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31180

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/9/43; Gr Island 18/10/43; Nashville 24/10/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG PY-U] Podington 23/11/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 24/2/44 with Bob Clayton*, Co-pilot: Leon Cavender*, Navigator: John Galbraith*, Flight engineer/top turret...


Event Location Date
Born Norwich, Connecticut, USA 1921
Killed in Action (KIA) Belgium 24 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 22:04:49 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

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07 February 2020 12:14:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname, biography and events

MACR 2854;
Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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06 February 2020 05:35:29 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

Added the words "Possible DUPLICATE" in the nickname field so an admin can check out this person.

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06 June 2016 20:23:03 Cathy831 Changes to nickname, awards and events

This was my great uncle. My grandmother (Chester's sister) always wanted to know where he was buried. I still have his air medal, paperwork and purple heart.

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27 September 2014 18:06:10 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 2854 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database