671st BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

2Lt. Albert NMI Jedinak

Bombardier/Navigator,  O-749848

Prisoner Of War

671st Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 8-Jun-1919, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Entered Military Service: Date: 19-Mar-1941 At: Cleveland, OH

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 12-May-1944
Captured: 12-May-1944, Near place of crash (1 1/2 km southwest of Beauvoir, 5 km southwest of Frevent, 12 May 1944 1920 hrs), By: Antiaircraft unit
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Return Date: 7-Aug-1944
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 7-Aug-1944
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 79160

Died: 12-Nov-1994, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry


Albert Jedinak

Albert Jedinak, 75, Greenwood, died Saturday.

Mr. Jedinak had been a lithographer 48 years, most recently employed with Roberts Lithoplate, Los Angeles, retiring in 1979. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and had been a prisoner of war. He was also an Air Foce veteran of the Korean War.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Services will be a 1 p.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home, Greenwood West, with calling from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Survivors: wife Marguerite A. Newport Jedinak; daughters Linda Greiner, Teresa Guild, Martha Jedinak; son Randall P. Jedinak; sister Margaret Vargo; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN), 14 Nov 1994, Mon, Page 28, NAME Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/105142612/?terms=Albert%20Jedinak&match=1 [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)

MACR 4634 Details

A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. While on bomb run just after the release of bombs, aircraft received direct hit from flak under bomb bay. Flames exploded aircraft [unreadable].

One plane received a direct hit from flak while in the target area. It burst into flames and crashed a mile west of the target. Two chutes were seen to come out of the plane. Its crew was 1st Lt Robert E. Stockwell, pilot, 2d Lt Albert Jedinak, bombardier-navigator, S/Sgt Hollis A. Foster and S/Sgt Egon W. Rust, gunners. Lt Stockwell had been with the Group almost from the beginning of its existence.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 46

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See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
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