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Thomas A Ksanznak Jr

Military

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.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

    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

Aircraft

  • 44-13319

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF. Transferred to 376FS, 361FG 8AF.

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1921
Lived in Luzerne County, PA, USA 1940
Enlisted Philadelphia, PA, USA 18 December 1940
Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 13 July 1944 – 13 January 1945

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried 1945

Cambridge American Cemetery Cambridge, England.

Died Melbourn, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 13 January 1945

Crashed on take off Melbourn Village in P-51D 44-13319, Lt Ksanznak Killed in Action KIA, 13-Jan-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2016 19:16:11 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83723587_thomas_a%20ksanznak%20jr/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/529906318_thomas_a%20ksanznak/details/
http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=338127
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ksanznak&GSfn=Thom...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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