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Frank Kayden


Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Nijetrijne in B-24 #4295157



  • Robert Greenwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally pilot of Crew #648 in the 786th BS. He took over Crew #739 when their pilot (Robert Harrington) was lost while flying with a makeshift crew.

  • Verdun Munroe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Nijetrijne on 8/15/44 in B-24 #4295157 POW

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron



  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1923
Enlisted Nashville, TN, USA 12 March 1943
Killed in Action (KIA) 8481 Nijetrijne, Netherlands 15 August 1944
Letter from Frank Kayden's mother to Harry Haseman's wife 23 November 1944

...I am trying to hold out hope that he (Frank Kayden) is still alive, tho sometimes it is hard. Every letter that I receive from the War Department seems to try to impress on me that Frank is dead. I still won't be surprised if Frank walks in my kitchen. I have dreamed of him twice and he tries to make me understand he is alright.... - Mrs. Mary Kayden

Buried 1945

Plot A Row 3 Grave 17
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands


Date Contributor Update
13 June 2016 01:13:55 466thHistorian Changes to events

Haseman Family papers
466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 23:40:05 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, awards, events, person associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8427 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database