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Edmund Francis Janic

Military

Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: SS, DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Franklin Lown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23983. Some crew members had baled out when the plane exploded blowing some crew clear. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 3 moved to Nuremburg area work camp 49-11. POW

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23729 Shoot Luke

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23729, named, Shoot Luke, was assigned to the 328th Bomb Squadron, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force, temporarily deployed (TDY) to the 9th Air Force, Benghazi, Libya. Lt. George G. Black flew Shoot Luke on the Ploesti oil...

  • 42-40128 'Ball Of Fire III' / 'War Baby'

    B-24 Liberator
    Veteran of the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, returning to Libya. Lost on 18 Nov 43, after receiving damage from attacking Me 109s after the Hjeller-Oslo, Norway mission. MACR 2187. A/C landed in Sweden and crew were interned. ...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin 7 September 1916

Son of Anton and Stella Janic.

Enlisted Milwaukee, WI 31 December 1941

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Commissioned Midland, TX 1942

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. Midland, Texas.

Died Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, CO 23 October 1945

Died non Battle (DNB). Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado.

Buried Saint Adalberts Cemetery Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI May 1946

Saint Adalberts Cemetery
Milwaukee,
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2021 21:10:19 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/317320778
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952161
https://www.fold3.com/image/685489931
https://www.fold3.com/record/84336149/edmund-f-janic-wwii-army-enlistmen...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127820735/edmund-f-janic

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2019 14:55:36 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Dugan & Stewart 'Ploesti'

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