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Carl J Luksic

Military

Shot down 24 May 1944 in P-51 #42106788. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW/ DSC/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

5

Service

Units served with

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106788

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-75860 'Lucky Boy' 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Wahn, Germany as the flight was rolling in to the attack they were set upon by Fw190's, jettisoning their bombs pilot 2Lt Robert S...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Joliet, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 May 1944
Prisoner of War (POW)
Promoted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5100 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45, MACR 5100

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