The crewmen of the Boeing B-17G 43-38078 and B-17G 43-38701 - Konopiste, Czech Republic
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N 49° 46.937 E 014° 39.347
33U E 475219 N 5514482
Quick Description: A memorial site to American airmen whose aircraft were shot down on April 19, 1945
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/6/2020 11:54:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM11XQD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
The plane Boeing B-17G 43-38078 belonged to 850th Bomber Squadron, 8th Air Force.

The plane Boeing B-17G 43-38701 belonged to 849th Bomber Squadron, 8th Air Force.

Both aircraft were heavily damaged by anti-aircraft fire and only some crew members managed to parachute.

These crew members of B-17G 43-38078
Lorenzo G. SMITH, Jr. 1stLt
Leo I. BORDEN 2ndLt
Gordon P. LAKE 2ndLt
Carl B. JOHNSON, Jr. Sgt
Robert A. JOHNSON Sgt
Peter MALIRES Sgt
Lorenzo G. SMITH, Jr. 1stLt
Leo I. BORDEN 2ndLt

and crew members of B-17G 43-38701
Joseph A. TROJANOWSKI 2ndLt
Wilbur L. LESH Sgt
Lyle E. DOLE Sgt
Gordon P. LAKE 2ndLt
Carl B. JOHNSON, Jr. Sgt
Robert A. JOHNSON Sgt
Peter MALIRES Sgt

were arrested and later shot by German soldiers.

The memorial inscription:
490 BOMBARDMENT GROUP

8TH AIR FORCE

Na pocest obetí
devíti amerických letcu,
válecných zajatcu,
kterí byli zavraždeni
19. dubna 1945.

We honor the sacrifice of these
nine American krmen
who were murdered
while prisoners of war
on 19 April 1945

849th BSq
B-17G 43-38078

Lorenzo G. SMITH, Jr. 1stLt
Leo I. BORDEN 2ndLt
Gordon P. LAKE 2ndLt
Carl B. JOHNSON, Jr. Sgt
Robert A. JOHNSON Sgt
Peter MALIRES Sgt

850th BSq
B-17G 43-38701

Joseph A. TROJANOWSKI 2ndLt
Wilbur L. LESH Sgt
Lyle E. DOLE Sgt

FREEDOM



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Type of memorial: Monument

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