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Frank Hanzalik




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Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 735th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Cluntoe

    Military site : airfield
    Cluntoe was built for the RAF in 1940-42, before being handed obver to the Eighth Air Force. It was used as a Combat Crew Replacement Centre for the training of crews, and was also home to the 311th Ferrying Squadron. It was closed after being handed...

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 13 June 1919
Enlisted Hondo, Texas 25 January 1943

Hondo AAF

Based Cluntoe 26 May 1944

Assigned to the 2nd CCR&TS for theatre combat crew training prior to being assigned to the 453rd BG

Occupation Chicago, Illinois 1948

Chicago & North Western R.R.
Locomotive Fireman

Died Westchester, Illinois 30 August 1997
Buried Chicago, Illinois 3 September 1997

Bohemian National Cemetery
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA


Date Contributor Update
03 November 2019 01:41:13 466thHistorian Changes to media associations

SO#142, HQ AAF Station 238, 26 May 1944

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2019 01:40:31 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events and place associations
SO#142, HQ AAF Station 238, 26 May 1944

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:53 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc