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Old 18th February 2007, 20:28
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S/Sgt. George C. Zambo (POW)

Hi Folks,

The 15th AAF 459. BG has lost 3 bombers on the June 26, 1944 mission. S/Sgt. George C. Zambo radio operator was among the survivors who got captured and was sent to Stalag Luft III in Germany. Wondering which was his downed plane (S/N) and who were his crew members on this fateful mission? Thanks,

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Old 18th February 2007, 21:52
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Re: S/Sgt. George C. Zambo (POW)

Hi,

26th June 44 mission was to Moosbierbaum, Oil Refinery, Austria.

The 459th BG lost three a/c, 42-95300,42-51174 and 41-28674.Also 41-23674.

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Old 19th February 2007, 09:43
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Re: S/Sgt. George C. Zambo (POW)

Gabor, Alex

Zambo was on board of plane of Lt; Artz...459.BG.
The crash site is still unknow. although evidently reported falling down by few police stations on slovak hngarian border. All men rescued from the crew...
see more at:
http://www.kaso.ahoj.sk/the_15th_usaaf
and more concretely at
http://www.kaso.ahoj.sk/the_15th_usaaf/artz.html

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Old 19th February 2007, 15:09
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Thank you guys for your help. Much appreciated.

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Re: S/Sgt. George C. Zambo (POW)

Artz ship crashed in Hungary near Lébény village.
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Old 10th June 2018, 09:44
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Re: S/Sgt. George C. Zambo (POW)

Alex, according to the website page http://www.airwarsk.sk/history.html the S/N for Artz was 28674 not 23674. The site lists a/c crashed in Slovakia. It also lists a/c crew who "reached" Slovakia, I guess meaning the a/c crashed outside Slovakia and the crew made it there by other means.

26.06.1944 459Gr 758Sq B-24H-10-DT 41-28674 1st Lt. Lincoln E. Artz "Citrus Sadie" Hungary ? Danube R. MACR6398

Peter Kassak - both links come up Page Not Found for me.

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Old 10th June 2018, 10:32
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Crash in Slovakia is an invented story without some evidence. Crash site was now found in Hungary with photo of wreck and serial on tail ��
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Old 10th June 2018, 13:40
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Re: S/Sgt. George C. Zambo (POW)

Hello Gabor,

in the book „Slovakian and Bulgarian Aces of WW2“ (Rajlich, Boshniakov and Mandjukov) is noted:
„… Only rotnik Gustav Lang, flying Wk-Nr 161713 'White 10', succeeded in shooting down an American aircraft. He attacked lone B-24H 41-28674, flown by 2Lt Lincoln E Artz, of the 758th Bombardment Squadron, 459th Bombardment Group. The nine crewmembers managed to bale out of the sticken bomber, which crashed at Most na Ostrove. Some were captured in Slovak territory and the rest on the Hungarian side of the border…“.

Most na Ostrove, former in German: Bruck an der Donau, today: Most pri Bratislave.

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Old 10th June 2018, 20:07
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Re: S/Sgt. George C. Zambo (POW)

Pat Zambo s share from fc.:
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Včera o 19:15

June 26, 1944.....Citrus Sadie, the old B-24 fell behind the bomb group. A lone target for the Slovakian Air Force. The Linc Artz crew all bailed out, half landing in Slovakian Territory. The other crew members, including our Dad, SSgt George Zambo, landing in Hungarian Territory. Today, I visited this sight.....the plane came down between the Turret and the tree line near Lebeny, Hungary. A field full of poppies greeted us.
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