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1st Lt Thomas A Ksanznak Jr 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron


  • Thomas Ksanznak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed on take off Melbourn Village in P-51D 44-13319, Lt Ksanznak Killed in Action KIA, 13-Jan-45.


  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


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04 May 2016 19:18:19 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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