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William L Kouski

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People

  • Earl Allison

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31211, RENO'S RAIDER. Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #4560

  • William Clements

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Sam Gardner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 384th Bomb Group

  • James Grimmett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Military Occupation specialty 757-Radio Operator/Mechanic/Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31211, RENO'S RAIDER. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Kenneth Hougard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 612 Airplane Armorer/Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31211. With the help of friendly French Nationals, he evaded capture from 8 May 1944 until 4 July 1944 when he was liberated by advancing American troops.

  • Vernon Kaufman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31211. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Laubenstein

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
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  • Jack Nagel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    DFC

  • Herbert Small

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 April 1944 in B-17 #4297136. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Coal Valley, Illinois 1923
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 10 July 1942

Residence: Rock Island County, Illinois
Private, Air Corps

Assigned Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK 5 November 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 544th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #136 dated 5 November 1943, Earl Thomas Allison Crew. Eight combat missions.

Died Cordova, IL 61242, USA 2006

Burial:
Cordova Cemetery
Cordova
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2017 00:28:36 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.384thbombgroup.com/

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2016 01:18:21 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=kouski&GSfn=willia...

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2016 01:10:54 bombercommand Changes to biography, awards, events and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=2171

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf...

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=kouski&GSfn=willia...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=k...

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