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Chester Galaski


Chester Galaski served with the 1916th Ordnance Ammunition Company.

Joan Peterson remembers:
"I remember Chester Galaski, who died outside our office window whilst harnessing a small anti-personnel bomb which misfired and exploded in his chest... He was not a flier, but he did a good job of keeping our office clean... He was in his early 20s and newly married before leaving the US."


Units served with

  • 1916th Ordnance Ammunition Company

    1916th Ordnance Ammunition Company

    1916th Ordnance Company was established around June of 1942 near Bury Saint Edmunds. The base was shared with an existing R.A.F. bomber or fighter group. ...

Associated Place

  • Earsham

    Military site : non-airfield
    Advance Ammunition Parks used by the RAF were often enlarged to include USAAF munitions. These dumps which might exploit natural cave systems or dense woodland, also included concrete structures as a means of protection. Some were also used to store...


Event Location Date
Died Non Battle (DNB) 14 September 1944
Entered service from New York, NY, USA

Plot F Row 1 Grave 46


Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 15:21:24 Lucy May Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, biography, events and unit associations

Joan Peterson, via AAM Memory Bank

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