Tribute to My Grandfather - Frederic N. Hernandez

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 492nd Bombardment Squadron

PFC Metro Zatchey, 33300995, Clerk

Enlisted: 27 Aug 42   Assigned to 492nd: December 1944   Separated: 10 Jan 46

TSgt. Russell W. Zeiss, 16034114, Flight Engineer - Raymond Disher Crew

Enlisted: 21 Jul 41   Relieved From Duty w/10th AF: 18 Oct 43   Separated: 22 Sep 45

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal

Cpl. John P. Zielinksi, 32257910, Flight Engineer - Rosengren Crew

Enlisted: 14 Mar 42    Killed In Action: 28 Jul 45

Corporal Zielinski was a crewman on B-24J #44-41222, nicknamed 'Lovable Lorena', assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. They were making a night flight to carry a cargo of fuel over the Himalayas to China when they crashed on takeoff from Tezpur air base in India. All aboard were killed.

1Lt. Leonard M. Zondler, O-560508, Squadron Personnel Supply Officer

Enlisted: 18 Feb 41    Separated: 26 Oct 45

7th BG Personnel