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Biography
 
Steve and Cheryl Odahowski
Steve P. and Cheryl Odahowski, Baton Rouge Nat. Convention 1998
Last Name:
ODAHOWSKI
First Name Middle Initial:
STEVE P
Nick Name:
Street:  1551 ORCHARD GROVE AVE City & State: NEW PORT RICHEY, FL E-Mail:  SODAHOWSKI@AOL.COM
Zip: 34655 Phone:  8137338935 Spouse: CHERYL
Conflict: WW II Service Branch: 434 BG 71 BS Unit: 9 AF 71 GLIDER SQUAD 434 GROUP
Theater: ETO Where Captured: NORMANDY Date Captured: 06/06/44
Camps Held In: STALAG VII A, DULAG LUFT, STALAG LUFT III How Long Interned: 317 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 04/19/45 Age at Capture: 31
Medals Received: PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION MEDAL, POW MEDAL, AIR MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, ETO MEDAL, WW II VICTORY MEDAL
Military Job: FLIGHT OFFICER Company: M&M, MARS CANDIES
Occupation after War:  MANAGER

 

Bio:

Steve P. Odahowski was a Flight Officer and Glider Pilot with the 71st Sqd., 434th Group with the 9th Air Force when he landed his plane behind enemy lines on June 6, 1944. He landed his Horsa Glider on a supply mission for the 101st Airborne. Upon landing he was captured by German paratroopers. Interrogated at Dulag Luft, where most airmen went after they were captured, then spent a few days in solitary confinement, and sent on to various POW camps, or Stalag. Steve was sent to Stalag Luft 3. In January, they were marched out of the camp in the freezing cold. They walked for many days and also rode in box cars to Stalag 7-A near Munich. He was liberated on April 1, 1945 by General Patton's Armored Division, then to Rheims, France and to Lucky Strike and back home in June 13, 1945.

 

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