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Edward A Bucek
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Birth: May 29, 1918
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1945
Harney County
Oregon, USA

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Second Lieutenant Bucek was the pilot of
U.S. Army Air Corps B-24D Liberator
#42-40427, serving with the 212th Base
Unit/Combat Crew Training Squadron from
Gowen Field, Idaho.

While on the return leg of a training
flight which took the crew from Idaho to
Hamilton Field in California, the bomber
collided with a ridgeline in the Pueblo
Mountain Range, five miles north of Denio,
Nevada, but on the Oregon side of the
stateline.

All eleven crew perished.

It took Army recovery crews three days to
locate the remote wreckage and recover the
bodies.

The crew members killed were:

2nd Lt. Allen D Blake co-pilot, Aurora, Ill.
Flt. Off. Anton Pecnik Two Rivers, Wis.
Flt. Off. Roy L Pierson Cadillac, Mich.
T/Sgt. Ernest E Kampinen Ashtabula, Ohio
S/Sgt. Dean H Sautter Grand Rapids, Ohio
Cpl. Edmund J Green Stratton, Colo.
Cpl. Arthur G Manchester Lockport, N.Y.
Pfc. Sidney M Davis Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pfc. Carl E McDaniel Troy, Ohio
Pfc. George B Wilkins, Jr Rockville, N.Y.


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Inscription:
WISCONSIN
2 LIEUT
ARMY AIR FORCES

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Burial:
Wood National Cemetery
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: 31, 16, 11
 
Maintained by: Tim Cook
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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Edward A Bucek
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Killed in the crash of a US Army Air Corps B24 Liberator, which collided into the Pueblo mountain range in poor weather, near the Oregon/Nevada state line. Nine other servicemen also perished.
- Tim Cook
 Added: Jan. 3, 2011

- C.L. Panagopulos
 Added: Dec. 6, 2008

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 Added: Dec. 1, 2008
 
 
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