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Gilbert A Wandtke


Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 41-24278 'Miss Delores. ' Wandtke was wounded with shrapnel in his knee by a flak burst. Communication in the plane was cut off, but the wounded Wandtke fought his way to the back of the a/c to warn tail gunners to bail out. Prisoner of War imprisoned at Stalag 17B.



Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24278 - Miss Delores

    B-24 Liberator
    16 August 1943 - 44th Bomb Group - Roll of Honor and Casualties : Zimmerman, Wesley L. ASN 34312350 Ela, Deforest L. ASN 31157299 Shafer, Raymond C. ASN 35354093 Hughes G.R. Assigned 32468888. Zoller, Harper F. Jr. ASN 36529756 Radio Operator....

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Manawa, Wisconsin, USA 1914
Prisoner of War Ærø, Denmark. 14 May 1943


Date Contributor Update
19 April 2016 20:23:51 Alex-5872-dk Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16558 / MACR 16558 Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol 1 by Bishop & Hey p. 119, 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Lundy pp.65-67 NARA POW records / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database