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Nazis murdered downed World War II airman from York, Pa., Part 10

The R.W. Zercher on this monument in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands was known as Bob Zercher in his home county of York, Pa. He worked at York Corporation, served as an airman, survived the crash of his B-17 Flying Fortress … Continue reading

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Part 9: Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York, Pa.

York, Pa.’s Robert W. Zercher is listed as serving in the military in a York Corporation poster listing those serving in uniform. By war’s end, 2,500 Yorkco employees had served and 25, including Bob Zercher did not come home. York … Continue reading

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Part 8: Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York, Pa.

For years, York, Pa.’s Robert W. Zercher’s name was misspelled on this monument in Apeldoorn in Holland. It was changed from “Zurcher” to its proper spelling in September 2006. The York native was executed at the hands of the Germans … Continue reading

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Part 7: Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York, Pa.

In the early 1940s, York County, Pa., resident Robert W. Zercher was a York Corporation employee, one of thousands playing a hand in the making of refrigeration and cooling equipment. Then came World War II, and Zercher became a gunner … Continue reading

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Part 6: Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York

York County’s Sgt. Robert W. Zercher, a gunner for a B-17 Flying Fortress in World War II, survived a crash landing but could not escape the cruelty of his German captors. Background posts: World War II in York County, by … Continue reading

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Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York, Part V

This flag at York Corporation’s West York plant shows that 24 Gold-Star employees lost their lives in World War II through V-E Day, May 1945. At that point, 1,148 had served in the military. Robert W. Zercher, branded a terrorist … Continue reading

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Nazis murdered downed airman from York County, Part IIII

This artwork was the header for a York Corporation poster detailing employees serving in the military in World War II – and those who died. This was distributed in “Shop News,” a newsletter for employees at home and in the … Continue reading

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Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York – Part II

York County’s Sgt. Robert W. Zercher, a gunner for a B-17 Flying Fortress in World War II, survived a crash landing but could not escape the cruelty of his German captors. For a full account about this downed airman, with … Continue reading

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Nazis murdered downed WWII airman from York County, Pa. – Part I

  This page from “In the Thick of the Fight,” profiles several of the 25 York Corporation employees who died in uniform in World War II, according to “Shop News,” Yorkco’s newsletter. A researcher has shared additional information on the death … Continue reading

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