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1LT Stanley J. Dobrogowski

1LT Stanley J. Dobrogowski

Death 20 Nov 1944 (aged 19–20)
Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 71607628 · View Source
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Article as published in the SYRACUSE HERALD-AMERICAN, Dec. 31, 1944

Lt. S. J. Dobrogowski
Dies in Plane Crash

Lt. Stanley J. Dobrogrowski, 20, pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress who took an active part in the battles of Normandy and France and made initial attacks on many of Germany's important industrial centers, was killed in action while on duty In England, his mother, Mrs. Genevieve Dobrogowski of 330 Apple Street, learned in a telegram from the War Department yesterday.
A letter from Gen. H. H. Arnold commanding general of the Army Air Forces, to Mrs. Dobrogowski expressed "keen regret" at the death of her son, who was due to be promoted to captaincy within a few months. Lt. Dobrogowski would have completed his 50 missions in December.
The War Department said the officer was killed Nov. 20 as his plane prepared to take off on a mission. He was one of four killed in the crash.
A graduate of Vocational High School in 1942, Lt. Dobrogowski, entered the service in January 1943. He underwent cadet training at Minter Field, Stockton and Cary Field, all in California; He was commissioned second lieutenant on Dec. 5, 1943 and received his combat crew training Sioux City, Ia. He went overseas the following July, and three months later was made first lieutenant.
Lt. Dobrogowski was awarded the Air Medal for his part In raids against Nurnberg, Dusseldorf, Merseberg and other industrial centers in Germany. He took part in the aerial phase of the battle of Normandy and France.
A brother, Walter Dobrogowski, is serving with the Infantry in France. In addition to his mother and brother, Walter, he leaves another brother, Sigmund and two sisters, Wanda und Jennie Dobrogowski.

Thanks to a.f. for the article above.

See the 100th Bomb Group (Heavy) website for more information about Lt. Dobrogowski's fatal crash on November 20, 1944.

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