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Lt Henry Malinowski, B-25 Ciombat Crew 310th Bomb Group, 380th BS KIA 4 Apr'45
Lt Henry Malinowski, B-25 Ciombat Crew 310th Bomb Group, 380th BS KIA 4 Apr'45
Lt Henry Malinowski, B-25 Ciombat Crew 310th Bomb Group, 380th BS KIA 4 Apr'45 (Sterling Ditchey Photo)
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Date: November 12, 1949 ...........Location: Massachusetts Paper: Springfield Union............ Henry P. Malinowski ......Article about his re-burial
Henry Malinowski, KIA 4 April, 1945
Henry Malinowski, KIA 4 April, 1945
Henry Malinowski, KIA 4 April, 1945 310th BG, 380th BS, Lt Sterling Ditchey Photo

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Henry P Malinowski 1
Level of Education: 2 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1923 1
Massachusetts 1
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Place: Hampden County, Massachusetts 1
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World War II 1

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Army 1
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21 Jan 1943 1
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Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
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Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
31284405 1
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Springfield Massachusetts 1
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Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
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Box Number: 0420 1
Film Reel Number: 3.142 1

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Lt Henry Malinowski KIA Apr.'45

Italy

Henry Malinowski; 
Lt. Miller's crew.... Lost on 4 April, 1945


On 04 April 1945, during a Bombing Mission, Aircraft B-25J; 43-27552, Nicknamed "Pretzel", collided with the leading Aircraft, B-25J; 43-27737, Nicknamed, "Bettsie", of the second box, while forming (getting back into formation), after break away from the target, of the Drauburg Railroad Bridge, Austria. Lt. Miller's plane's Left Wing was torn away, and his aircraft went into a steep dive, crashing into the ground, (In Italy) and killing all 6 crew members. Lt. Oliver's plane was badly damaged, but he maintained control of it, long enough, for some of his crew to bail out. Lt. Oliver; his Bombardier, Lt. Syfert; and his Turret Gunner, S/Sgt. Shelton; were Killed In Action. The four surviving crew members were captured by
the Germans, and held as Prisoners of War.

310thBG--380thBS--04 April 1945--MACR: 13682
A/C: B-25J; 43-27552, Nicknamed "Pretzel
P: Frank S. Miller, Jr., 1Lt--KIA
CP: Henry P. Malinowski, 1Lt--KIA
B: Arthur G. Generous, Jr.; F/O--KIA
E
R: George J. Minerva, Sgt--KIA
Turret G: Claiborne M. Fuller, S/Sgt--KIA
Tail G: Samuel H. Gill, Jr., S/Sgt--KIA
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B-25 LOSSES on 4 Apr.'45 310thBG, 380thBS. MTO

310th BG, 380th BS, WAR-Diary; On 04 April 1945, during a Bombing Mission, Aircraft B-25J; 43-27552,
Nicknamed "Pretzel", collided with the leading Aircraft, B-25J; 43-27737,
Nicknamed, "Bettsie", of the second box, while forming (getting back into
formation), after break away from the target, of the Drauburg Railroad Bridge,
Austria. Lt. Miller's plane's Left Wing was torn away, and his aircraft went into
a steep dive, crashing into the ground, and killing all 6 crew members.
Lt. Oliver's plane was badly damaged, but he maintained control of it long
enough for some of his crew to bail out. Lt. Oliver, his Bombardier, Lt.
Syfert, and his Turret Gunner, S/Sgt. Shelton, were Killed In Action. The four
surviving crew members were captured by
the Germans, and held as Prisoners of War

310thBG--380thBS--04 April 1945--MACR: 13682
A/C: B-25J; 43-27552, Nicknamed "Pretzel
P: Frank S. Miller, Jr., 1Lt--KIA
CP: Henry P. Malinowski, 1Lt--KIA
B: Arthur G. Generous, Jr.; F/O--KIA
E
R: George J. Minerva, Sgt--KIA
Turret G: Claiborne M. Fuller, S/Sgt--KIA
Tail G: Samuel H. Gill, Jr., S/Sgt--KIA

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On 04 April 1945, during a Bombing Mission, Aircraft B-25J; 43-27552,
Nicknamed "Pretzel", collided with the leading Aircraft, B-25J; 43-27737,
Nicknamed, "Bettsie", of the second box, while forming (getting back into
formation), after break away from the target, of the Drauburg Railroad Bridge,
Austria. Lt. Miller's plane's Left Wing was torn away, and his aircraft went into
a steep dive, crashing into the ground, and killing all 6 crew members.
Lt. Oliver's plane was badly damaged, but he maintained control of it long
enough for some of his crew to bail out. Lt. Oliver, his Bombardier, Lt.
Syfert, and his Turret Gunner, S/Sgt. Shelton were Killed In Action. The four
surviving crew members were captured by
the Germans, and held as Prisoners of War

310thBG--380thBS--04 April 1945--MACR 13685
A/C: B-25J; 43-27737; Nicknamed "Bettsie"

P: Donald E. Oliver, 1Lt.--KIA
CP: Raleigh R. Palmer, 2Lt--POW; RTD
N: Stephen F. Speidel, F/O--POW; RTD
B: Thaine A. Syfert, 1Lt--KIA
E:
R: Walter E. Luckenbill, S/Sgt--POW; RTD
Turret G: Grady M. Shelton, S/Sgt--KIA
Tail G: Robert A. Adams, S/Sgt--POW; RTD

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