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S/SGT  Albert ZIKORUS

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TTE
SERIAL #: 31136988 STATUS: POW
MACR: 03027 CR: 03027

Comments1: 6 MAR 44 BERLIN (EAC)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

CAPT DAVID L. MINER                P KIA        06 MAR 44 BERLIN, ELECTRICAL EQUIP
LT HERBERT A. ALF                  CP POW      28 APR 44 SOTTEVAST (NOBALL)
LT EARL L. RICHARDSON        BOM POW      06 MAR 44 BERLIN, ELECTRICAL EQUIP (BOMB FROM THE JACK FLANIGAN CREW)
LT GEORGE R. JONES            NAV KIA         06 MAR 44 BERLIN, ELECTRICAL EQUIP
SGT WILLIAM C. LIBBERT       ROG POW      06 MAR 44 BERLIN, ELECTRICAL EQUIP
SGT ALBERT ZIKORUS            TTE POW      06 MAR 44 BERLIN, ELECTRICAL EQUIP
SGT VARDEN I. BUTLER          BTG KIA        06 MAR 44 BERLIN, ELECTRICAL EQUIP
SGT SAM PRY                     RWG POW/WIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN, ELECTRICAL EQUIP
SGT LEONARD D. MALCUIT     LWG POW/WIA 06 MAR 44 BERLIN, ELECTRICAL EQUIP
SGT JUNE E. ROBERSON           TG POW       06 MAR 44 BERLIN, ELECTRICAL EQUIP

418th Sqdn.  Letter from Bertholf 8/Sep/88 : Crew joined the 100th in Sept.1943….jb 
Flying a/c 42-38059 LD-A.  This A/C was leading the high squadron when attacked by fighters.The nose was shot away and other damage 
occurred. It was Richardson's belief that as the ship wildly manuevered, Jones slipped or was thrown from the 
nose without his chute. Malcuit & Pry both suffered burns about the face and eyes."

Lt Alf was replaced for this mission of 6/3/44 by Lt George E.Kinsella from the T.J.Reilly crew. 
Kinsella was KIA.  Lt.Alf was flying with Col.Kelly and Capt.Lakin when he became a POW
Alf had arrived at the 100th Group as pilot with his own crew on 1/12/43.

Letter from E.L.Rlchardson dated 8/4/86 says that "Miner's crew was on its 25 misslon. And that he was"flying 
as replacement for D.Berthlof,Bom. Who was ill with a sinus infection"

Missions of Capt. David Miner (from Bill Thompson's MACR Reports, missing 4 missions from this crew…mpf 2002)

1.  2/10/43  EMDEN
2.  4/10/43  HANAU
3.  8/10/43  BREMEN
4.  9/10/43  MARIENBURG
5.  5/11/43  GELSENKIRCHEN
6. 11/11/43 MUNSTER
7. 26/11/43 PARIS
8. 30/11/43 SOLINGEN
9.   5/12/43 BORDEAUX
10. 11/12/43 EMDEN
11. 13/12/43 KIEL
12. 16/12/43 BREMEN
13. 20/12/43 BREMEN
14. 22/12/43 MUNSTER
15.   1/01/44 PARIS
16. 30/01/44 BRUNSWICK
17. 10/02/44 BRUNSWICK
18. 24/02/44 ROSTOCK
19. 25/02/44 REGENSBURG
20.    3/04/44   BERLIN
21.  6/03/44 BERLIN

David L. Miner temp promotion to Captain on Feb 11, 1944   0-797577

MEMO 2:

POW/KIA notes: Crew was on 25th Mission.

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Berlin DATE: 1944-03-06  
AIRCRAFT: (42-38059) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 5728