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George Krolik Jr

Military

Collided with another aircraft on 26 November 1943 in B-17 42-30317 'Second Chance. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30317 Second Chance

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Bill McCown, Co-pilot: Bill Stantial, Navigator: Winston Hall, Bombardier: Vince McHugh, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fayette City, Pennsylvania, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 26 November 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2015 14:15:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number and biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
ABMC;
MACR 3075 ;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3075 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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