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News | Aug. 17, 2017

Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Stegnerski)

Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Stanley F. Stegnerski, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.

On Nov. 21, 1944, Stegnerski was the pilot of a P-51D Mustang, taking off from Royal Air Force Base 244 at East Wretham, Norfolk, England, on a bomber escort mission over Germany. Over Merseberg, Germany, the American aircraft were attacked by German fighters. Stegnerski’s group closed in on a group of 20 German fighters and opened fire. He was last seen by his wingman as they prepared to attack the German Focke-Wulf fighters.

Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Stegnerski's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

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