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SGT  Stanley NOWAKOWSKI

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: 32381970 STATUS: POW
MACR: 00951 CR: 00951

Comments1: 8 OCT 43 BREMEN (FLAK - EXP)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT HERBERT G. NASH, JR         P KIA 08 OCT 43 BREMEN
2ND LT ROBERT E. SPEAS              CP KIA " " " "
2ND LT JOHN P. HART                    NAV POW " " " "
2ND LT VERNON N. HOGSETT      BOM POW " " " "
S/SGT THOMAS B. DILTS               ROG KIA " " " "
S/SGT PATRICK J. NEILON              TTE KIA " " " "
SGT THADDEUS L. KIRKPATRICK BTG POW " " " " TAPS: 1979
SGT STANLEY NOWAKOWSKI       WG POW " " " "
SGT GEORGE D. SNYDER             WG POW " " " "
S/SGT JOE BOST                             TG KIA " " " "

350TH SQDN..  THIS WAS THE THIRD (3) MISSION FOR THIS CREW; THEIR FIRST WAS TO PARIS SEPT 26 1943 AND THEIR SECOND WAS EMDEN ON  02 OCT 43.

 Hogsett (Lt Vernon N. Hogsett) stated after the war, "The engineer (S/Sgt Patrick J. Neilon) and I landed a small pond in a farmyard. With the assistance of German civilians I got Neilon to shore. He complained greatly of back injury, which I believe was caused when bailing out of the plane. There was no external injuries. I pleaded with the Germans to bring a doctor, but I do not believe they understood me. Sgt Neilon lost consciousness immediately and I firmly believe he died before the German Officer in charge took me away with the rest of the crew members.

 The disabled plane had gone into a uncontrollable dive and apparently Nash, Speas, Dilts and Bost were unable to get out. The plane broke up near the tail wheel and Kirkpatrick actually fell from the ship at that time.

 Hogsett, after his capture, was taken to the site of the crash and indentified the bodies of Nash, Speas, Dilts, and Bost which had been thrown clear of the wreckage.

 German records show burial of the five dead at the cemetary of "Hoya/Weser in graves #34, 35, 36, 37 and 38.

MEMO 2:

POW/KIA notes: Crews 3rd Mission.

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Bremen DATE: 1943-10-08  
AIRCRAFT: (42-30840) CAUSE: FLAK-Explosion  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 3894