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Anthony T Kujawa

Military

Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-17 #41-24565 'The Rambling Wreck', Prisoner of War (POW).

At Stalag Luft 17B, the International Red Cross provided log books, and he had one. Before the forced march he wrote in his 'if anyone finds this please send it to me' and included his United States address. He received his journal about 6 months after the end of WWII from an Australian soldier.

Earlier 10/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, with B-17 #42-5482 'Cat O'Nine Tails' running out of fuel landed at Bedfordshire. Crew returned.

Awards: POW

2 credited (Me210, FW)

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24565 The Ramblin' Wreck / Idaho Potato Peeler

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-P] Bangor 9/10/42; Molesworth 25/10/42; force landed RAF Chipping Warden 23/1/43 with Ross Bates, 10 RTD; Missing in Action 28m Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Frank Hall, Navigator: Jim Berger, Bombardier:...

  • 42-5482 Cat O'Nine Tails

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Brookley 1/2/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth 6/3/43; sustained flak damage over Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Franklin Ball, Navigator: Jim Berger,...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Monessen, Pennsylvania 5 August 1921
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 5 November 1943

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

Buried Jacksonville National Cemetery January 2011

Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA

Died 13 January 2011

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2021 21:08:45 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2020 22:38:27 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Updated the location of the POW event to “Zagan, Poland” per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2020 12:58:48 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and place associations
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Find-a-grave MEMORIAL ID 64310613.

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 19:14:59 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added connections to A/C #41-24565 and A/C #42-5482 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 19:11:26 jmoore43 Changes to nickname and biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1157,  Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 341,

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