Julius W KRAFFT

 

KRAFFT Julius W
NUMBER OF SERVICEO-735399
AGE27 yo
DATE OF BIRTH--
ETATDenver, COLORADO
FAMILY--
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-CO
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
 SQUADRON524th Bomb Squadron
 GROUP379th Bomb Group
ARMY8th US Air force
DATE OF DEATH3 september 1943krafft julius tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLieu-dit La Livrée -  EPINAY
DATA PLAN

 B-17 Fortress - type F-45-DL - s/n 42-3300 WA*F

b17

Macr: 1349

Mission: Evreux-Fauville (27)

Take-off station 117 Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire UK

The 3 bodies were originally buried in Bernay (27)

The plane carrying 10 people ignited before crashing. The other seven were arrested and released in 1945.

Shot by the flak at 9:55

Airplane partially evacuated before the explosion of the aircraft

 

CEMETERY COMMUNAL

 

COMMUNAL CEMETERY of Bernay
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
B2111
DECORATION

Air Medal + Oak LEaf Cluster

Purple Heart

 

am olc

Photo FDLM

 

 

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STORY
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Crew of  B-17 Fortress - type F-45-DL - s/n 42-3300 WA*F


2nd Lieutenant

Julius W KRAFFT


Pilote

Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer

B.21.11


O-735399 - AM+1/PH - Denver, Colorado USA -

Corps retrouvé dans l'avion


2nd Lieutenant

Norman Eugène

TOFT

CoPilot

Prisonner


O-680768 - Né 12/05/1920 - Fallon, Nevada USA -

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang


2nd Lieutenant

Ronald William

JACOBS

Navigator

Prisonner


O-683244 - Né 30/09/1917 - Canton, Ohio USA -

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia


2nd Lieutenant

Thomas Donald

PEIFER

Bomber

Prisonner


O-729494 - Maywood, Illinois USA -

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12


S/Sergeant

Morrison T

NOLAN


Engineer

Gunner


Prisonner


18115971 - Né 14/08/1916 - Galveston, Texas USA -

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia


T/Sergeant

Hugh

Mc KEEGAN

Radio

Prisonner


32408952 - Brooklyn, New York USA - Blessé pendant le saut et hospitalisé -

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow


S/Sergeant

Frank P FRYDRYK


Gunner

Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer

B.16.34


31124475 - AM+1/PH - New Haven, Connecticut USA -

Se tue en atterrissant dans un arbre


S/Sergeant

Robert A

VANDEGRIFF

Gunner

Prisonner


35474902 - Né 08/01/1920 - Cincinnati, Ohio USA -

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia


T/Sergeant

Donald B ARMSTRONG


Gunner

Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer

A.16.3


35467488 - AM+1/PH - Excello, Ohio USA -

Corps retrouvé dans l'avion


T/Sergeant

Delbert William

KLUMP

Gunner

Prisonner


35267771 - Né 23/06/1920 - Newport, Kentucky USA -

Stalag 17B

b 17
equipage 42 3300 image

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