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Frank Vanatine Horetski


Killed in Action (KIA). A/C Damaged by fighters and landed in Switzerland on 7/19/44. B-17 Royal Flush III #42-97237


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97237 'ROYAL FLUSH III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-G] Grafton Underwood 24/3/44; Missing in Action Freidrichshafen 19/7/44 with Dick Mount, Co-pilot: Bob Stuempfle, Navigator: Bob Rouse, tog-Vernon Rients, Flight...


Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 19 July 1944
Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

He was originaly buried in the communal cemetery at Munsingen near Bern. He was re-interred later at the Epinal American Cemetery.


Date Contributor Update
06 March 2020 22:29:05 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added a Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56373086.

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2020 22:24:30 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.
Changed POW event to a KIA event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56373086.

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2020 22:13:22 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added S/N per MACR 7280 at the 384th BG Website.

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 23:24:58 bombercommand Changes to middlename

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:11 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7280 / MACR 7280, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database