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Stanley Joseph Kania


Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Neville crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Harry Neville

    Military | Colonel | Pilot/Director of Materiel | 384th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102449

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-R] Grafton Underwood 16/4/44; battle damaged Cologne 10/11/44 with ?; force landed continent; Sal; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains,...

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-97150 'SILVER QUEEN'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 26/2/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-F] Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; 544BS [SU-F]; force landed continent 10/1/45; Salvaged. SILVER QUEEN.

  • 42-97592

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 31/12/43; 1SAG Langley 13/1/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-Y] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44, 547BS [SO-Y]; transferred (H2X) 457BG Glatton 9/5/45; 422BS/305BG [JJ-T] Chelveston 23/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 3/4/46.

  • 43-38757 Peaslee's Payoff

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-L] Grafton Underwood 6/10/44; crash landed Troston AD, Sfk, UK with Wallace Davidson 8/5/45, repaired; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; 4136 BU...

  • 44-6149 HOT AFTER IT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-U] Grafton Underwood 12/6/44; Missing in Action Koblenz 11/10/44 with Max Levine, Jerome Williams, George Trlica, Bill Allen (4 Killed in Action); Dale Yeoman, Bob Gilroy...

  • 44-8008

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 12/5/44; Langley 26/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned 385BG [---Q] Gt Ashfield 10/7/44; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-Y] Grafton Underwood 13/8/44; Missing in Action Plauen 19/3/45 with Bill Kramer, Emmett Culhane, Chas Fell, Walt Robitzki,...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Hamtramck, MI 27 April 1924

Son of John and Rose [Kubacka] Kania.

Based Grafton Underwood June 1944

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 8 July 1944

Honourable discharge.

Promotion 8 July 1944

Promoted to Staff Sergeant.

Died Detroit, MI 11 January 1971
Buried Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, MI 14 January 1971

Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wayne County, Michigan


Date Contributor Update
16 August 2020 14:56:32 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2020 14:50:43 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:20 AAM AAM ingest

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