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Emil J Martineck


Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Floyd Aaron

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 13 April 1945 Neugmunster, Germany. Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft.

Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron


  • 43-39184

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 30/12/44; Dow Fd 10/1/45; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-U] Nuthampstead 27/2/45; (22m) Missing in Action Neumunster 13/4/45 with Emil Martinek, Navigator: Roger Campbell, Radio Operator: Alf Cason, Ball turret gunner: Francis Gardippe,...


Event Location Date
Born Aspinwall, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 13 April 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:06 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14176 / MACR 14176, mention in Hell from Heaven: Memoirs of a WW II B-17 Bombardier by Leonard Streitfeld p.175 and 398th BG web site. / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database