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Alexander Zwiercan


Alexander Zwiercan
Alexander Zwiercan


Recent Address:  




Family Information:  

Parents: Louis and Mary; Siblings: Theodore, Cecilia


Boston, MA

Date Entered Service:  

January, 1942

Service Number:  


Bomb Group:  

462nd Bomb Group


769th Bomb Squadron

Location of Unit:  

Aleutian Islands

Missions Flown:  

We know that he flew missions in Alaska and CBI area. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands at first. On September 15, 1944, C-109 #887 departed Kalaikunda. It crashed and burned in an inaccessible mountain forest. All five crew members were killed.

Hump Missions Flown:  





Bronze Star, Silver Star

Service Schools Attended:  

Barksdale, LA Jan-Apr 1942; Walker AAF-Hays, KS Dec 1943-Mar 1944;

Military Specialty(ies):  


Rank Upon Discharge:  

Staff Sergeant

Crew Type:  

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

Four Roses (Alaska); Liberty Bell (CBI); C-109 #42-51887 (CBI)

Were you a POW?  


Were you interned?  


Date Transferred from the 58th:  


Date Discharged from the 58th:  

September 16, 1944 Killed in Action

Post-WWII Military Service:

None -- actually in some service departments he is still listed as "Missing in Action."

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):


Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

His thoughts would be as ours -- he sacrificed his life to protect our country and nation. We miss him very much, are still devastated he was killed and his remains are not here with us in the United States. But, we are very proud of him and consider him, as the Chinese Government put it, a Hero!


I have searched for my brother's remains for over 55 years. I have received much, much material in trying to find out where he is and what happened! Still the question of his remains are not resolved. Therefore, I am enclosing a few highlights of the material concerning his death.

Alexander Zwiercan
Alexander Zwiercan


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