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Edward A Zolnierzak


Born 27 June 1924. Eddie had four years of high school education. Upon enlisting at 19, he weighed 109 pounds and was going to school. He was a waist gunner with the 525th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group.



  • William Dittamore

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief/Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Born 1 August 1918. Had one year of high school education. Upon enlistment at the age of 24, he was married, was 5'8, and weighed 158 pounds. He served as a crew chief with the 526th Bomb Squadron of the 379th Bomb Group.

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron


  • 416

    16 June 1944

  • 423

    19 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. Nine hour mission. Shortly after retiring we were called again but mission was called off at briefing room.

  • 425

    20 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. We were hit by flak; a piece hit Palmer's armor plate and another hit a gas tank. Probriefed in the evening for a big secret mission.

  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.

  • 432

    22 June 1944

  • 438

    24 June 1944

  • 142

    25 June 1944
    From his mission list for the 385th/548th, this is mission #142. The target says "French Supply." He was on Peterson's Crew.

  • 443

    27 June 1944

  • 451

    4 July 1944

  • 453

    5 July 1944
    Bombed marshaling yards near Toulon while flying from Italy back to England.

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Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


Event Location Date
Born Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA 27 June 1924

Youngest of five siblings

Enlisted 2 April 1943

Enlisted for "duration of War plus six months" with no specific branch

Died Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA 16 May 2002

Died at age 77
Section Y, Lot 77, Grave 12


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11 May 2017 16:51:55 CastleBren Changes to person associations

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379th Bombardment Group Anthology pg 129 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia