Alexander Zwiercan

Alexander Zwiercan
Alexander Zwiercan
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Family Info: Parents: Louis and Mary; Siblings: Theodore, Cecilia
Hometown: Boston, MA
Date Entered Service: January, 1942
Service Number: 11046132
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
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.
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Awards: Bronze Star, Silver Star
Service Schools: Barksdale, LA Jan-Apr 1942; Walker AAF-Hays, KS Dec 1943-Mar 1944
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Four Roses (Alaska); Liberty Bell (CBI); C-109 #42-51887 (CBI)
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Date Discharged: September 16, 1944 Killed in Action
Post WWII Service: None -- actually in some service departments he is still listed as “Missing in Action.”
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Thoughts About the 58th: 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!
Comments: 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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