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George Dranchak, B-25 GUNNER/Radio Operator, 340thBG, 487thBS, MTO
George Dranchak, B-25 GUNNER/Radio Operator, 340thBG, 487thBS, MTO
George's B-25 Combat Ship, UNCLE WILLIE, 340th BG, 487th BS, MTO
George's B-25 Combat Ship, UNCLE WILLIE, 340th BG, 487th BS, MTO
Goerge and the use of a "Corsican Donkey" for transportation :)  Mediterranean Theatre/ WWII
Goerge and the use of a "Corsican Donkey" for transportation :) Mediterranean Theatre/ WWII
340th BG, 487th BS, T/Sgt George Dranchak, B-25 R/G
340th BG, 487th BS, T/Sgt George Dranchak, B-25 R/G
George earned the DFC for Heroic Aerial Achievement while under Enemy Fire.
George earned the DFC for Heroic Aerial Achievement while under Enemy Fire.
George's favorite B-25 Combat Ship "Uncle Willie"
George's favorite B-25 Combat Ship "Uncle Willie"

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Person:
George Dranchak Jr 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1918 1
New York 1
Residence:
Place: Broome County, New York 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
15 Jan 1941 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
32025724 1
Enlistment Place:
Syracuse New York 1
Enlistment Term:
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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Civil Life 1
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Attendants, filling stations and parking lots 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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Box Number: 0456 1
Film Reel Number: 3.178 1

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George Dranchak, B-25 R/G 340th bomb Group, 487th Bomb Squad MTO

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340th BG, 487th BS, T/Sgt George Dranchak, B-25 R/G
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George Dranchak was an Aerial Gunner/Radio Operator with the 340th Bomb Group, the 487th Bomb Squad, flying Combat Missions over Italy in the B-25 Mitchell Medium Bombers.  He flew in 1944 and 1945, was awarded a DFC, had what looks like "80 Combat Missions" and the AM with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, or more.

Birth: Jan. 2, 1918 Death: Jun. 4, 1984     Burial:
Saint Michaels Cemetery ( 70592384  ) 
Binghamton
Broome County
New York, USA

There is George's ORIGINAL DFC CERTIFICATE CITATION,  NEWS ARTICLES ON George Dranchak, AND ORIGINAL NEWS WRITE UP ON T/Sgt George Dranchak AND HIS GROUP.

HIS FAVORITE B-25 WITH NOSE ART is THE UNCLE WILLIE.

HIS OTHER PICTURES SHOWS OFF B-25'S AND HIS WAR ROOM.   HE FLEW OVER 50 MISSIONS (A-2 Jacket COUNT is 80)  AND HE HAD THREE OAK LEAVES TO THE AIR MEDAL.

Barbi Ennis Connolly, PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com  57th BW Historical Researcher.

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