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Roger Willard Krouskup

Military

Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid air collision during formation assembly in B-24 44-10513 ’Old Glory’ crashed Carleton Rode 21-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • James Rhine

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid air collision during formation assembly in B-24 44-10513 ’Old Glory’ crashed Carleton Rode 21-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM(OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-10513 'Old Glory'

    B-24 Liberator
    Involved in a mid-air collision with another 389th BG aircraft 42-50452 during formation assembly near Carleton Rode, on 21 November 1944.

Missions

  • 720

    21 November 1944

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fairmont, IN 22 October 1921

Son of Traverse B and Muriel R [Rogers] Krouskup.

Lived in San Bernardino, CA 1941
Enlisted Oxnard, CA 9 June 1942
Based Hethel 1944 – 21 November 1944

Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Carleton Rode, Norfolk UK 21 November 1944

Fatal mid air collision during formation assembly in B-24 44-10513 ’Old Glory’ crashed Carleton Rode 21-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 22 November 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino, CA 1948

Re-Interred
Mountain View Cemetery
San Bernardino,
San Bernardino County, CA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2019 17:32:50 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/629301700
https://www.fold3.com/record/84985907-roger-w-krouskup
https://www.fold3.com/image/311039349?rec=300972572
https://www.fold3.com/image/29426708?terms=Roger%20W%20Krouskup
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/159048841/roger-willard-krouskup

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2019 17:31:05 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/629301700
https://www.fold3.com/record/84985907-roger-w-krouskup
https://www.fold3.com/image/311039349?rec=300972572
https://www.fold3.com/image/29426708?terms=Roger%20W%20Krouskup
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/159048823/muriel-r-krouskup

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2016 18:06:37 A. van Erp Changes to media associations
Sources

The San Bernardino County Sun Newspaper

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2015 16:17:59 usxpat Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 98541143
www.usaafdata.com

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