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Frank J Jurach

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Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, Germany, after the surviving crew members baled out. Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • Ronald Croft

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Hagerman

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members baled out. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Harris

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Hise

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lester Krapf

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Glenn Likewise

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Link

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members bailed out. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Russell Malzahn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Parker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-31159

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; Wilmington 13/10/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 23/10/43; Missing in Action Munich 18/3/44 with Ron Croft, Co-pilot: Lester Krapf, Navigator: Glen Likewise, Bombardier: Jim Parker, Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 264

    18 March 1944
    The German aircraft industries and aie depots are the main objectives of this mission. A combined total of 738 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Oberpfaffenhofen and...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born California, USA 8 February 1924
Enlisted January 1943
Based Bury St Edmunds 3 February 1944 – 18 March 1944
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 18 March 1944
Buried 23 July 1946

Unknown X-6671
Plot: GGGG
Row: 9
Grave: 105

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2020 21:38:09 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Added "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2020 21:48:53 mjurach Changes to surname, service number, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA records search through National WWII Museum Research Service

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3419 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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