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Edward Gantvoort Krause

Military

Jack Krause served as a pilot with the 4th Gunnery & Tow Target Flight and later the 326th Ferrying Squadron.

On 1 February 1944, upon landing from a local tow target mission at Greencastle, his Havoc II bomber #AH433 ran off the runway due to mechanical malfunction. He was able to return to duty.

Service

Units served with

Associated Place

  • Greencastle

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber OTU, Greencastle was built during 1941-42 and had three concrete runways, 30 pan type hardstandings and four T2 hangars. 50 more 'finger’ or 'Y’ type hardstandings were added in 1943. Allocated to the USAAF in 1942 as a bomber...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 16 October 1920
Died 2 October 1960
Buried Rock Island, IL, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 16:05:32 Lucy May Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.org/src/AARmonthly/Feb1944O.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2890731

From Roger Hoyer: I have been searching for my cousin Edward G. (Jack) Krause in WWI. He was in both the 8th & 9th USAAFs. The only thing I have found in a couple of years of searching is the "February 1944 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports". What I have gleaned from that report is that he had a landing accident at Greencastle/Sta 237, Ireland on 440201. He was flying a Douglas Havoc II Light Attack Bomber, S/N AH433, Sqdr 4GTTF. He was in the 8th Air Force at the time.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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