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Julius Karp

Military

Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer in B-17 44-6176 A/C flak hit #2 engine, crashed Mechnitz. Baled out and captured. Prisoner of War (POW) 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470.

Awards: SS, BS, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Dwight Hastings

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer in B-17 44-6176 A/C flak hit #2 engine, crashed Mechnitz. Baled out and captured. Prisoner of War (POW) 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 49th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6176

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Hunter 14/6/44; Grenier 23/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 4/7/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 7/8/44 with Dwight Hastings, Co-pilot: Ken Durtschi, Navigator: Jim Shaw, Bombardier: Dominic Siani, Flight...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born NY City, NY 11 June 1922

Son of Jacob and Jenny Karp.

Enlisted NY City, NY 13 October 1942
Based Amendola 1944 – 7 August 1944

Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Mechnitz, Poland 7 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer in B-17 44-6176 A/C flak hit #2 engine, crashed Mechnitz. Baled out and captured. POW 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470.

Prisoner of War (POW) 7 August 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Houston, Harris County, TX 9 February 2011
Buried Emanu El Memorial Park Houston, TX 13 February 2011

Emanu El Memorial Park
Houston,
Harris County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 11:05:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29403767
https://www.fold3.com/record/83616192-julius-karp
https://www.fold3.com/image/91962739?terms=Julius%20Karp
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82935509/julius-karp

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