Ernest R. Zamora was born on April 19, 1925, in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. He was the son of Urbano Zamora.
He resided in Fresno County, California, prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on August 21, 1943, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Ernest served in the 782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Staff Sergeant and Gunner on the B-24 #44-41011 during World War II.
On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, they were attacked and shot down by German aircraft. His aircraft crashed at Ehrwald, Tyrol, Austria. He is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at Wampeter.
SSgt Zamora is now buried in the Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France.
Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.abmc.gov, www.tracesofwar.com