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Edmund Francis Janic


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

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



  • 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

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron


  • 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 the III - War Baby

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40128, War Baby - Ball Of Fire the III, was a veteran of the Ploesti mission, returning to Libya. 1 Aug 43. The airplane was lost after receiving damage from attacking ME-109s after the Hjeller-Oslo, Norway, mission. 18 Nov 43. Aircraft...


  • 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. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...


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 County, Wisconsin


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

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

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

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

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