1945 — Italy
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 )
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.