Albert W. KAPNICK

 

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Bombardier Class Book 43-06, San Angelo, Texas.
Courtesy of my Fields of Honor Database colleague Corrina who indexed this class book.

NUMBER OF SERVICE6948978
AGE23 yo
DATE OF BIRTH20 July 1920
ETATPhiliadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
FAMILY

Parents: Samuel KAPNICK

RANKTechnical Sergeant
FONCTIONMechanic/Gunner
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT PA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 11 August 1939
REGIMENT SQUADRON846th Bomber Squadron
DIVISION GROUP489th Bomber Group, Heavy
ARMY8th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH24 July 1944kapnick albert w tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLa Barberie  Marigny
DATA PLAN

B-24 Liberator - type H-20-FO - s/n 42-94905 8R*G+ "Censored"

b24

Macr: 7915

Mission: St Lo

Takeoff station 365 Halesworth, Suffolk

Shot by flak (left wing and tank)

Explosion in flight1 alone survivor who evacuates (or is ejected by the explosion) to 11000 feet around 11:00

 
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
F913
DECORATION

 Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster 

Purple Heart 

World War II Victory Medal  

 

am olc

Photo FDLM

victory medal

 

usaf  8air force  489bg
STORY

MOSS Eugene E 1

 

Albert served as a Technical Sergeant & Waist Gunner on B-24H #42-94905, 846th Bomber Squadron, 489th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 11, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

B-24H #42-94905 took off from Station 365, Halesworth, England on a bombing mission over St. Lo, France. They were hit by ground anti-aircraft fire that caused a fire on board and blew part of their left wing off causing them to crash near Saint-Lô, France during the war. Only one crew member was able to parachute out before the crash (see below).

Albert was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 6948978

His next of kin was noted as being Mrs. Estelle Vee Kapnick who resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Equipage du B-24 Liberator - type H-20-FO - s/n 42-94905 8R*G+

"Censored"

 

First Lieutenant Edwin A. FLORCYK Pilot Dead Beverly Nat Cem. N.O.841 - Beverly, NEW JERSEY O-790501 - 24 yo -  Jackson, MISSISSIPPI 
Second Lieutenant Raymond C. DEATS CoPilot Dead North Platte Cem. 1004 - NEBRASKA O-699399 - 27 yo - North Platte, NEBRASKA - Fils de Phillip O. Deats et Stella V. Stover
Second Lieutenant Gilbert R ROBERTS Navigator Dead  O-69834 - Hutchinson, KANSAS
First Lieutenant Eugene E. MOSS Bomber Dead Cim Brit Am St-James O-1287387 - AM+1/PH - St-Louis, MISSOURI
First Lieutenant Harry POMLES P/Navigator Dead Long Island Nat Cem. TC J.13597 - Farmingdale, NEW YORK  O-801391 - Baltimore, MARYLAND
T/Sergeant Albert W. KAPNICK Mechanic/Gunner Dead Cim Brit Am St-James  6948978 - AM+1 - Philiadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
T/Sergeant Frank J TROWBRIDGE Radio Opérateur Escaped  13044092 - AM - 17 missions - Né le 26/10/1916 - Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA
S/Sergeant William E. LOWTHER Gunner Dead Cim Brit Am St-James 34164188 - AM+1 - Phoenix City, ALABAMA
S/Sergeant Virgil E DEYO Gunner Dead Long Island Nat Cem. TC J.13597 - Farmingdale, NEW YORK 32850955 - Prattsville, NEW YORK
S/Sergeant Bob H. LOVELY Gunner Dead Cim Brit Am St-James 38366300 - AM+1 - Corpus Christi, TEXAS
Pvt George A. SCOFIELD Gunner Dead Cim Brit Am St-James 39566372 - PH - CALIFORNIA
B 24 Liberator

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