Airman Accounted For From World War II (Cybowski, P.)

Release No: 19-114 July 10, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Paul Cybowski, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 8, 2019.

(Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.)

In September 1943, Cybowski was a member of the 373rd Bombardment Squadron, 308th Bombardment Group, based in Yangkai, China. On Sept. 15, 1943, Cybowski was a gunner aboard a B-24D aircraft, on a bombing mission over Haiphong, French Indochina (present-day Vietnam.) Approximately 50 Japanese fighters attacked the formation as it turned to make a run over the target, shooting down three of the five American aircraft. Five crewmembers were able to bail prior to the crash, but Cybowski, and four other crewmembers, were killed during the attack.

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