Patrick Kenneth Truesdell

Military

Assigned to 825BS, 484BG, 15AF USAAF. on mission to Linz, Austria in B-24 42-52653 'Sleepless Knights', 25-Apr-45; hit by flak, crash landed behind Russian lines. RTD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78289) nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Image via P Gandillet. Handwritten caption on reverse: '42078289 B024L 824 BS- 84 BG 15th AF "Flak Strainer" Dijon-Longvic Oct 1944.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13075755
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight engineer / gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2075183
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18138003
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sleepless Knights
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Cerignola #3

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Minneapolis, MN 17 March 1919 Son of Marie T Truesdell.

Other

Commissioned

28 July 1943 Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.

Other

Discharged USAAF

6 October 1945 Honourable discharge.

Enlisted

1 May 1951

Other

Discharged USAF

7 December 1951 Honourable discharge.

Died

17 October 2007

Buried

Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN 20 October 2007 Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Enlisted

Based

Torretta Assigned to 825BS, 484BG, 15AF USAAF.