Jack Krause served as a pilot with the 4th Gunnery & Tow Target Flight and later the 326th Ferrying Squadron.
On 1 February 1944, upon landing from a local tow target mission at Greencastle, his Havoc II bomber #AH433 ran off the runway due to mechanical malfunction. He was able to return to duty.
Military site : airfield
Planned as an RAF bomber OTU, Greencastle was built during 1941-42 and had three concrete runways, 30 pan type hardstandings and four T2 hangars. 50 more 'finger’ or 'Y’ type hardstandings were added in 1943. Allocated to the USAAF in 1942 as a bomber...
|Born||16 October 1920|
|Died||2 October 1960|
|Buried||Rock Island, IL, USA|
|28 February 2017 16:05:32||Lucy May||Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and place associations|
From Roger Hoyer: I have been searching for my cousin Edward G. (Jack) Krause in WWI. He was in both the 8th & 9th USAAFs. The only thing I have found in a couple of years of searching is the "February 1944 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports". What I have gleaned from that report is that he had a landing accident at Greencastle/Sta 237, Ireland on 440201. He was flying a Douglas Havoc II Light Attack Bomber, S/N AH433, Sqdr 4GTTF. He was in the 8th Air Force at the time.
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8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia