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Thomas Yonchak, Waist Gunner, 844th, 489th Bomb Group (Shickel Crew)

Thomas Yonchak, was a waist gunner on the Don Shickel crew (844th Squadron).

Tom’s son Mark Yonchak has done a lot of research into his father and crew, ‘We Weary Warriors’. He discovered the Mission Diary for the crew and donated a copy of this together with some crew photographs to The Mighty Eighth Museum in Savannah, who hold much of the History of the 489th BG.

Shickel Crew

489th Schickel crew photo - We Weary Warriors 489th Schickel Crew: L to R Front: Hugh Briggs (DN), George Hauslaid (RN), David Edelman (PN), Robert Dorriety (CP), Donald Shickel (P), Walton Hardin (B), Rear: Robert Henry (G), Harold Haight (G), James Stangl (E), |John Wonnerth (G), Nicholas Schermer (RO), Thomas Yonchak (G).

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