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CF 41-29528 8 487 838 2C D 00-2 VITOLD "VICTOR" ZALNERAITIS

Named in Honor of Andrew Frank Schoeppel, Governor of Kansas ("The Sunflower State") from 1943 to 1947 

Contributor - Bruce Zalneraitis
Shown with my Father, Vitold "Victor" Zalneraitis (Bombardier/Navigator - Standing Left). After transitioning to B-17s, he became a POW on the Polish-German border and was liberated by Russian Infantry.

Info Contributor - Ivo de Jong
Shown with the crew of Mike Volechenisky (Pilot - Standing 3rd from Left). Vitold "Victor" Zalneraitis was the only survivor of Harold Oesch’s B-17 crew after their plane was involved in a midair collision 30 Sep 44.

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