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John F Kostuch Jr

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 31 December 1944 in A/C #42-97666.

AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Service

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97666

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/1/44; 1SAG Langley 3/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned as SH ship 96BG Snetterton 7/4/44; transferred 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 8/4/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with John Kostuch (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob McCutcheon,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Michigan
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 31 December 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2020 18:28:08 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Changed the label of the “Died” event to a "Killed in Action (KIA)" event per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2020 18:19:02 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, MACR 11234 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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