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42-76220

P-47 Thunderbolt

2nd Lt Casimir Krowiak’s P-47 #42-76220 was shot down by an enemy fighter on an 8th AF Bomber support mission to Reims, France on 27 April 1944. Crashed 1km SE of Beuvardes, 10km NNE of Château-Thierry, Aisne Department, France. [ MACR page 7 : "crashed 1km SE of Rosay", which is too far West to be correct. And the German document KUJ-923 mixes Beuvardes with Beauvais, stating it crashed 2,5km S of Beauvais"...] Pilot Casimir Krowiak Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 4326.

Service

Units

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 359th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Casimir Krowiak

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    2nd Lt Casimir Krowiak’s P-47 #42-76220 was shot down by an enemy fighter on an 8th AF Bomber support mission to Reims, France on 27 April 1944. Crashed 1km SE of Beuvardes, 10km NNE of Château-Thierry, Aisne Department, France. [ MACR page 7 : ...

Missions

Places

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 27 April 1944

shot down by enemy fighter, crashed 1km SE of Beuvardes, 10km NNE of Château-Thierry, Aisne Department, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2020 15:16:46 ED-BB Changes to description, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 4326
NARA Captured German Records : KUJ-923 à https://catalog.archives.gov/id/131496311

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4326 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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