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Lacek Anthony J.

Monuments

B-17 41-24472

Name:
Anthony J. Lacek
Rank:
Sergeant
Serial Number:
32236430
Unit:
359th Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1942-11-08
State:
New York
Cemetery:
Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Net
Plot:
C
Row:
12
Grave:
31
Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

Sgt Anthony J. Lacek, right waist gunner of the B-17 41-24472, took off from Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, UK at 1030 on a bombing mission over Lille. The plane suffered a direct flak hit on its wing, tearing it off and causing the crew to bail out. Five crewmen died, including Lacek.