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2nd Lieutenant Charles Fred Zavorka US Army Air Corp., B23 Bomber Pilot, POW WWII
2nd Lieutenant Charles Fred Zavorka US Army Air Corp., B23 Bomber Pilot, POW WWII
2nd Lieutenant Charles Fred Zavorka US Army Air Corp., B24 Bomber Pilot, POW WWII, . Held in concentration camp #33 in Germany from 29 May 1944 - 1946. B24 bomber flight shot down in WW II named SackHappy Charles F Zavorka Report Date: 29 May 1944 Latest Report Date: 30 May 1945
Sack Happy B24 Fighter Plane shot down in WWII on 29 May 1944
Sack Happy B24 Fighter Plane shot down in WWII on 29 May 1944
Charles Fred Zavorka Grave Stone at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Charles Fred Zavorka Grave Stone at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Charles Fred Zavorka Grave Stone at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 2006
Charles Fred Zavorka Grave Stone at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 2006
Charles Fred Zavorka Grave Stone at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 2006
Charles Fred Zavorka Grave Stone at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Oct 2006
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 2900 Sheridan Road Saint Louis St. Louis County Missouri USA Postal Code: 63125 Phone: (314) 845-8320
The 3 Zavorka Siblings  1 May 1994, South County, St. Louis, Missouri
The 3 Zavorka Siblings 1 May 1994, South County, St. Louis, Missouri
The 3 Zavorka Siblings 1 May 1994, South County, St. Louis, Missouri Left: Charles Fred Zavorka aka "BUD" Center: Rosiland Marie Zavorka DeMunsch aka "ROZ" Right: Viola Catherine Zavorka Wagoner aka "MICKEY"
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Liberator Crew shot down by enemy fire WWII
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Telegraph to relatives informing MIA POW
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Missing Air Crew Reports 1942-1947
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Missing Air Crew Report
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Location Map WWII
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Shot Down Liberator
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POW List
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Kay & Bud Zavorka circa 1993 Salem Lutheran Church Members Directory
Kay & Bud Zavorka circa 1993 Salem Lutheran Church Members Directory
Salem Lutheran Church Members Address: 8343 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 Phone:(314) 352-4454
Shot down by Enemy Fire B24 Liberator Plane 29 May 1944 – European Theatre, Germany World War II Prisoners of War,
Shot down by Enemy Fire B24 Liberator Plane 29 May 1944 – European Theatre, Germany World War II Prisoners of War,
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Journal Notes from Jack C Ellis, abt Last day to see Lt. Zavorka
Journal Notes from Jack C Ellis, abt Last day to see Lt. Zavorka
Journal Notes from Jack C Ellis, abt Last day to see Lt. Zavorka
Journal Notes from Jack C Ellis, abt Last day to see Lt. Zavorka
Journal Notes from Jack C Ellis, abt Last day to see Lt. Zavorka
Journal Notes from Jack C Ellis, abt Last day to see Lt. Zavorka
Journal Notes from Jack C Ellis, abt Last day to see Lt. Zavorka
Journal Notes from Jack C Ellis, abt Last day to see Lt. Zavorka
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"The Ace of Spades," one of General Kenney's Fifth Air Force Liberator Bombers, soars over Wewak after a devastating attack on a major enemy air base on the North coast of New Guinea.
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Charles Fred Zavorka 2
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Bud Zavorka 2
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Charles F Zavorka 1
Birth:
12 Mar 1917 1
Death:
17 Oct 2006 1
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Last Residence: Saint Louis, MO 1
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Catherine Marjorie Willer 3
07 Oct 1943 3
Messiah Luther Church, S. Grand Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, uSA 3
Spouse Death Date: 08 Jan 2013 3
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Military Service: Time In Service Oct 1943 2
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Card Issued: 492-07-3149 2
Card Issued: Unknown Code (PE) 1

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POW Record: Charles Fred Zavorka

European Theatre, Germany

Sack Happy B24 Fighter Plane shot down in WWII on 29 May 1944
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Charles F Zavorka Race: White Residence state: Missouri  Report Date: 29 May 1944 Latest Report Date: 30 May 1945     Grade: Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide Grade Notes: Second Lieutenant or Ensign Service Branch: Army Arm or Service: Air Corps Arm or Service Code: Air Corps Organization Type: Heavy Bomber Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System Area Served: European Theatre: Germany Detaining Country: Germany Camp: 033 Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.

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Jack C Ellis Journal Page of the Crew Members #2344 

these notes are courtesy of Marshall Graves, grandson of Jack C. Ellis 

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Again unloaded our baggage from the boat (which by the way has almost become a habit) and then loaded it once again on the train. Our destination this time was Norwich, a city of about 100 miles from London.  Here, once again we unloaded our baggage from the train and onto a waiting "G.I." truck, this time heading for Attlebridge, the location of our permanent base, approx. 10 miles Northwest of Norwich. This was on May 25th and the next 3 days was spent in getting assigned to a squadron, etc... We also made 3 practice mission too.    

 

On Sunday, May 28th., Our Pilot 2nd Lt. Zavorka told us that he was to go on his first Combat Mission with Lt. Komer and his crew, an experienced Crew with 13 missions to the Credit. This was the last I saw of Lt. Zavorka as theirs was the only ship in our squadron which failed to return. Rumor has it that it landed in Neutral Sweden as the target was close to the German-Swedish border, but no doubt it will take time to tell. Five of us enlisted men was at the recruitment when the planes returned from this Mission and I'll say, it was a pretty big dose to swallow when our pilot failed to return, but this was just one of our worries.

 

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Field Title Value Meaning SERIAL NUMBER O693445 O693445

NAME ZAVORKA CHARLES F ZAVORKA CHARLES F GRADE,

ALPHA 2 LT Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide

GRADE CODE G Second Lieutenant or Ensign SERVICE CODE 1 ARMY ARM OR

SERVICE AC Air Corps ARM OR

SERVICE CODE 20 AC: AIR CORPS

DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) 29 29 DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) 05 05 DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) 4 1944 RACIAL GROUP CODE 1 WHITE

STATE OF RESIDENCE 75 Missouri

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION S53 Heavy Bomber

PARENT UNIT NUMBER }466 }466

PARENT UNIT TYPE 06 Group/Regiment/Commands/System

AREA 72 European Theatre: Germany

LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) 30 30 LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) 05 05 LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) 5 1944

SOURCE OF REPORT 1 Individual has been reported through sources considered official.

STATUS 8 Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated

DETAINING POWER 1 GERMANY CAMP 033 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria

(Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11 REP POW TRANSPORT SHIPS

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Charles F. Zavorka Birth: Mar. 12, 1917Death: Oct. 17, 2006 St. Louis County Missouri, USA Charles F. 'Bud' Zavorka, asleep in Jesus, Tuesday, October 17, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Catherine M. Zavorka (nee Willer); dear father Cathy (Bob) King, Mike Zavorka, Janet (Kevin) Harder, and Carl (Patti) Zavorka. Dear grandfather of Christopher (Michelle) King, Michael (Denise) Zavorka Jr., Sean King, Jeffrey Zavorka, Matthew Harder, Tracy Zavorka, Corey (Kalli) Zavorka, Jamie (Craig) Robertson, Brian Harder; preceded in death by his parents Charles and Emma (nee Kraus) Zavorka and sister Rosalind (Romaine) DeMunsch and Mickey (Roland) Wagoner; our dear step-grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, god father, and friend. Interment National Cemetery. Member of V.F.W., American Legion, and former P.O.W. Contributions to Backstoppers or charity of your choice appreciated. Burial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Saint Louis St. Louis County Missouri, USA Plot: 1BB, Site 1141 Created by: Gracie's Grammy Record added: Oct 19, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16247550

2nd Lietenant Charles Fred "Bud" Zavorka Edit Basic Information Name Charles Fred "Bud" Zavorka Birth 12 Mar 1917 3318 a Cherokee, St. Louis, Missouri Death 17 Oct 2006 JBNC 1BB 1141, St. Louis County, Missouri Time In Service From: Oct 1943 To: Oct 1948 Edit Affiliation Allegiance United States of America Branch of Service Army Air Corpe Rank 2nd Lietenant Unit(s) Not Specified Specialty Not Specified Current Status Not Specified Edit Service Record War Not Specified Battle(s) Not Specified Edit Honors & Awards Award(s) Not Specified [ Edit ] POW, Shot down by Enemy Fire B24 Liberator Plane 29 May 1944 – European Theatre, Germany World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 about Charles F Zavorka Name: Charles F Zavorka Race: White Residence State: Missouri Report Date: 29 May 1944 Latest Report Date: 30 May 1945 Grade: Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide Grade Notes: Second Lieutenant or Ensign Service Branch: Army Arm or Service: Air Corps Arm or Service Code: Air Corps Organization Type: Heavy Bomber Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System Area Served: European Theatre: Germany Detaining Country: Germany Camp: 033 Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official. Add a comment pzavorka1added this on 5 Nov 2010 [ Edit ] POW 30 May 1945 – Asia/Germany NARA * Archives.gov Home * Contact Us Access to Archival Databases (AAD) HomeAADSeries ListSeries DescriptionFree-text ResultsPartial RecordsFull Records * AAD TOOLS * FILE UNIT INFORMATION * Print * Bookmark/Share * Help Display Full Records File Unit: World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946 in the Series: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created 1942 - 1947, documenting the period 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946. - Record Group 389 (info) Brief Scope: This series has information about U.S. military officers and soldiers and U.S. and some Allied civilians who were prisoners of war and internees. You may wish to View the FAQs for this series. Field Title Value Meaning SERIAL NUMBER O693445 O693445 NAME ZAVORKA CHARLES F ZAVORKA CHARLES F GRADE, ALPHA 2 LT Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide GRADE CODE G Second Lieutenant or Ensign SERVI... [ Read more » pzavorka1added this on 6 Oct 2010 Charles Fred Zavorka Military 4 Oct 1945 – St. Louis, Missouri

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