Wallace E Kasch

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

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

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Lake County, IN, USA 3 August 1925 Son of Edward Lewis and Hulda M Kasch.

Enlisted

Indianapolis, IN, USA 30 September 1943

Died

Derben, 39317 Elbe-Parey, Germany 8 April 1945 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.
Crown Point, Indiana

Based

Nuthampstead 8 April 1945 Assigned to 600BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Tablets of the missing Netherlands American Cemetery

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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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