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Edward C Kaloski


Crashed into channel in P-51 #42-103318 in September 1944, he successfully bailed out of his damaged P-51 and was rescued by a fisherman on the French coast.

Kaloski then served as a flight instructor from the late 1960s to early 1970s at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Units served with

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.



Event Location Date
Born Long Island, New York
Evaded (EVD) 1944
Crashed English Channel September 1944
Lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 1960 – 1970

Flight instructor from the late 1960s to early 1970s


Date Contributor Update
31 July 2018 10:18:44 Emily Changes to biography and events

Corrected information about Kaloski being KIA in 1944, based on information provided by Edward Walbroehl, one of Kaloski's flying students at Ft Lauderdale in the 1960s/1970s

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:17 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8550 / MACR 8550, Unit History / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list