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Kenneth Joseph Caspar

Military

Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Victor Prescott

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

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

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 816th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6199

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/6/44; Hunter 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 14/7/44; Missing in Action Vienna 21/1/45 with Vic Prescott, Grimm, Bratlie, Santiago, Boraten, Gray, Foster, Caspar, Crandall, Shepherd (10 evaded capture - ret. 13...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Allegheny County, PA 10 June 1925

Son of Lilly Caspar.

Enlisted Greensburg, PA 14 September 1943
Based Sterparone 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Forced landing RTD Kiskumajsa, Hungary 21 January 1945

Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2018 11:38:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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