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Edward John Cheresnik

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Spirit of '96' #42-107057, MACR 9414.

Service

People

  • Lawrence Ferguson

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Spirit of '96' 42-107057, MACR 9414.

  • Carl Hart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Spirit of '96' 42-107057, MACR 9414.

  • Kenneth Lentz

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 9/25/44 in B-17 'Spirit of '96' 42-107057, MACR 9414.

  • Gordon Maxa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Spirit of '96' 42-107057, MACR 9414

  • Noel Plowman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Spirit of '96' 42-107057.

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107057 SPIRIT OF 96

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Noel Plowman, Co-pilot: Larry Ferguson, Navigator: Ed Cheresnik, Bombardier: Carl Hart, Radio...

  • 42-97273 Aces & ATES!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Dalhart 1/3/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 9/4/44; detailed Leipzig 7/7/44 with Nick Pranger, Co-pilot: Kenneth Vaden, Navigator: Edward Cheresnik, Bombardier: Charles Wolf, Flight...

Missions

  • 647

    25 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Boomingdale, New Jersey, USA 3 September 1917
Assigned 6 May 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944, Kenneth Ungerman Crew, 32 combat missions.

RTD 7 July 1944

RTD crashed on 7 July 1944 in B-17 42-97273

Died Germany 25 September 1944
Buried 2040 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA

Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: J 0 14000

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2017 11:16:57 Lucy May Changes to role and events
Sources

MACR 7454 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=686

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 01:02:56 bombercommand Changes to events
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 00:57:59 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
Find A Grave

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9414 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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