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Anthony S Wachaya


After receiving hits to the wing on a mission to Leipzig on 20 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97500, some of the crew baled out on the return from the target. Prisoner of War (POW).

Anthony's death was reported in the '87 No 2 edition of Can Do Notes


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97500

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 25/12/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG Chelveston 22/1/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 20/2/44 with Bill Lingley, Co-pilot: John Baitsholts, Navigator: John Sulsona, Bombardier: Rich Field{found in nearby...


Event Location Date
Born Newark, Ohio, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 20 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
06 December 2020 10:57:54 Helen Changes to biography

Can Do Notes Vol 87 305th BGMA

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:51 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2429 / MACR 2429, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database