|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1918|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 2001|
Nose Gunner Sgt. Joseph Andruskiewicz POW Stalag 7A
Squadron: 565th BS 389th Bomb Group
Pilot 2nd Lt. Leo C. Mercer POW
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 12430
Date Lost: 19-Feb-45
Serial Number: 42-95088
Aircraft Model B-24H
Aircraft Letter: X
Aircraft Name: "Stinky/Win, Our Little Lady"
Location: Krefeld, Germany.
Cause: mechanical problems 1KIA 8POW
On 19 February 1945, 2nd Lt Mercer and his crew of the aircraft "Stinky/Win, Our Little Lady" were sent on a mission to the munitions plant at Jungenthal, Germany. Shortly after the bomber formation had crossed the Zuiderzee, at 13:16 hours, Lt. Mercer called up to say that all his instruments were out and he was heading back to base. Eventually the crew bailed out with the navigator leaving out of the front nose wheel compartment; Andruskiewicz, Govus and Hagvall bailing out the rear escape hatch; and Salazar, Mercer, co-pilot and radio operator bailing out of the right forward bomb bay. The radio operator, Staff Sgt. Tzolog Aaronian was killed. The aircraft crashed near Krefeld, Germany.
Joe Andruskiewicz was born the son of Mary Andruskiewicz of Maynard, MA. He attended high school for three years and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on 26 February 1941 at Boston, MA. After his liberation where his prison number was 11296, he returned home aboard the USS Monticello on 3 June 1945. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union Local No. 29 in Quincy, MA for more than 40 years. Andruskiewicz died at age 82 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brockton, MA.
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