Wallace E Kasch

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 27612 - S/Sgt Wallace E Kasch 600BS, 398BG, 8AF.

Assigned to 600BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Derben Germany. A/C B-17G 44-8811 hit by flak over target, carrying most of the tail and the tail gunner (minus chute) away. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13869.

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (398th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-437440
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Squadron Commander, Group Operations Officer

Aircraft

An airman stands inside the severely-damaged nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8811) of the 398th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: 'A/C 44-8811, (GAD- 144-4-398)(8-4-45)(Flak Damage & Crash Landing).'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description
Crown Point, Indiana

Died

Derben, 39317 Elbe-Parey, Germany 1945-04-08 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Derben Germany. A/C B-17G 44-8811 hit by flak over target, carrying most of the tail and the tail gunner (minus chute) away. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13869.

Based

Nuthampstead 1945-04-08 Assigned to 600BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Tablets of the missing Netherlands American Cemetery

Born

Lake County, IN, USA 1925-08-03 Son of Edward Lewis and Hulda M Kasch.

Enlisted

Indianapolis, IN, USA 1943-09-30

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:26:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mention in Hell from Heaven: Memoirs of a WW II B-17 Bombardier by Leonard Streitfeld p.160, picture of plane p. 164. Book says killed 4/8/1945

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