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Frank George Krajacic

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 19-Aug-43 in B-17 42-3192 'City of Albuquerque'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 284

Awards: AM, PH (OLC).

Service

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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3192 City of Albuquerque

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Molesworth 16/5/43; t/o accident with Dave Rogan 25/6/43; 427BS [GN-X]; 12m Missing in Action Gilze-Rijen 19/8/43 with Jim Nix, Co-pilot: Dan Shebeck, Bombardier: Bob Solverson,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 85

    19 August 1943
    The German airfields at Gilze-Rijen, Holland and Woensdrecht, Holland are the targets for this mission. The attacks will be made by two elements. The first element is a combined force of 125 B-17s from: 91BG (8); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (19);...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, PA 29 September 1919

Son of Anton Tony and Filipina Krajacic.

Lived in Washington County, PA 1942
Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 27 May 1942

Pittsburgh, PA

Based Molesworth 1943 – 19 August 1943

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Raamsdonkveer, Netherlands 19 August 1943

Shot down 19-Aug-43 in B-17 42-3192 'City of Albuquerque'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 284

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Netherlands American Cemetery
Plot K Row 7 Grave 11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2018 14:28:46 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29419691
https://www.fold3.com/record/529874725-frank-g-krajacic
https://www.fold3.com/record/86952642-frank-g-krajacic
https://www.fold3.com/image/544080700?terms=Frank%20Krajacic
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763999?terms=Frank%20G%20Krajacic
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55882509/frank-g-krajacic

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 284 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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