Zaczkiewicz, Marion Herbert, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Primary Unit
1941-1941, HQ Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1940 - 1941
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Private First Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Hickam Field, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Saint Matthews Cemetery - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cemetery Unknown

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1941-1941, HQ Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-18 Bolo  B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1941-1941, B-18 Bolo
  1941-1941, B-17 Flying Fortress
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Last Known Activity
PFC Marion Zaczkiewicz was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was assigned to the 11th Bombardment Group, Hickam Field, the" Grey Geese".  The 11th Bomb Group had been activated on Hickham on 1 January 1940. The first B-17 aircraft arrived on base in April-May,  1940. Hickham was the principal army airfield at the beginning of the War.

On Sunday Morning, 7 December, the unit had just returned from two weeks of field maneuvers. Nearly all of the 11th's armament and maintenance crews were killed in the first bomb drops of the Japanese as they passed over Hangar 11. Others were killed in the new barracks which was a target, reportedly received the most damage of buidlings on Oahu.

He had come from a family that had settled in Pennsylvania from the former Austo-Hungarian Empire (Galicia).

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he graduated from Doylestown High School in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA in 1934. He signed up for the Army on Memorial Day 1940
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