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Henry J Nagorka

Military

Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30214 'Iza Angel II'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Robert Blankenburg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner; Radio Operator Gunner, Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. ...

  • Edward Keisler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. ...

  • Bernard Quenneville

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 562BS, 338BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions between 17 july and 30 dec 43

  • Wilbur Quinn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30214 'Iza Angel II'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3141 Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30030 Old Ironsides

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; transferred 2 SAD Lt Staughton 31/7/43 then 560BS/388BG. ...

  • 42-30214 'IZA ANGEL II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall [ -M] 26/6/43; Missing in Action Gdynia 9/10/43 with Henry Nagorka, John Leverone, Mike Mahoney, Francis Antalek, Bill Caruso, John...

  • 42-30371

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 25/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Gdynia 9/10/43 with Henry Nagorka, Navigator: John Leverone, Bombardier: Mike Mahoney, Radio Operator: Francis Antalek, Waist gunner...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 October 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 04:39:11 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
Sources

Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2020 18:07:38 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2020 18:06:35 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3141 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor; MACR 3141

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