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SSGT Edward C Lewek

SSGT Edward C Lewek

Birth
New York, USA
Death 20 Nov 1944 (aged 20)
England
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Plot SECTION F, SITE 4199
Memorial ID 916397 · View Source
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Edward served as a Staff Sergeant and Gunner on B-17 (#43-38095), 418th Bomber Squadron, 100th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 13, 1943 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being employed in the building of aircraft and also as Single, without dependents.

Edward died in the "Line Of Duty" of a non-battle related incident during the war.

Service # 32833286

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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USAAF WORLD WAR II
S/Sgt. Edward C. Lewek
Squadron: 418th 100th Bomb Group
Awards:
Pilot Stanley J. Dobrogowski
Command Pilot Charles W. Mylius Jr.

Target: Weather Flight
Mission Date: 20-Nov-44
Serial Number: #43-38095
Aircraft Model B-17
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: Near Scole Inn
Cause:

The morning of 20 Nov 44 was hazy when the weather ship (A/C #43-380995) took off at 0557 hours. Approximately one minute later at 400 feet altitude the aircraft entered a steep left bank, lost altitude, hit a tree and exploded.

The crash resulted in the loss of six lives including Capt. Charles W. Mylius, Jr who was flying as command pilot. Grueschow and Hood ended up on Lt D.A. Joses crew and the rest of Dobrogowski crew ended up in spare replacement pools.

#43-38095 Crew:

Stanley J. Dobrogowski Pilot
Malcolm E. Havard Co Pilot
1st/Lt. Henry Van De Vuurst Navigator
S/Sgt. Loris M. Espeseth Gunner
S/Sgt. Edward C. Lewek Gunner

Crew report by: John Dowdy

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Inscription

SSGT, 418 AAF BOMB SQ WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 916397
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Edward C Lewek (5 Dec 1923–20 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 916397, citing Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .