Joseph C Kozlowski

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 37615 - William McKeon Crew 401st BG - 613th BS Standing Left to Right: Edward D. Hill (TG), Frederick L. Fletcher (WG), Charles E. May (BTG), Jack...

Killed in Action (KIA).

The 401st formed the "B" formation of the 94th Combat Wing. After flying through broken clouds en route, weather over the target was clear. However, smoke and dust from earlier Groups' strikes obscured the target, and, when the target could not be identified after two bomb runs, the Lead Box returned to Deenethorpe with its bombs. The Low and High Boxes (12 aircraft each) found "No Ball" targets of opportunity, which were bombed with good results. No flak or enemy fighters were encountered.
However, the Group suffered one fatality, Lt. Joseph P(C??). Kozlowski, a 613th Squadron bombardier. Over France, a malfunctioning engine on an adjacent aircraft caused part of a propellor to be thrown through the left nose window, killing Lt. Kozlowski instantly.

Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Duffy's tavern
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 487th Bomb Group 838th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New York State

Buried

Cambridge American Cemetery, Madingley, Cambridge, UK 1944-07-08 Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England Plot Plot A Row 3 Grave 13

Other

KIA

Rely, France 1944-07-06 Mission Details for Rely (#103) The 401st formed the "B" formation of the 94th Combat Wing. After flying through broken clouds en route, weather over the target was clear. However, smoke and dust from earlier Groups' strikes obscured the target, and, when the target could not be identified after two bomb runs, the Lead Box returned to Deenethorpe with its bombs. The Low and High Boxes (12 aircraft each) found "No Ball" targets of opportunity, which were bombed with good results. No flak or enemy fighters were encountered. However, the Group suffered one fatality, Lt. Joseph P. Kozlowski, a 613th Squadron bombardier. Over France, a malfunctioning engine on an adjacent aircraft caused part of a propellor to be thrown through the left nose window, killing Lt. Kozlowski instantly.

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Date6 Mar 2019 12:01:32
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:09
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