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2nd Lt. George Wendel Kaspar


Born: 27 August 1921

Parents: Wendel & Bertha Kaspar

Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother

Home:

    - 538 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Grant White School, Forest Park

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

Employed: Castle Steel Company - Chicago

Enlisted:

    - 25 August 1942

Serial Number: O&696103

Training: 

    - San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, Texas

    - Ellington Army Airfield, Texas

    - Saint Marcos Army Airfield, Texas

Unit: 745th Bomb Squadron, 456th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 15th Air Force

Stationed: Stornara Airfield, Cerignola, Italy

    - B-24 Bomber

Engagements:

    - D-Day Invasion

        - in air for 20 hours for six straight days

    - 24 bombing missions over Europe

Killed in Action:

    - 16 June 1944

        - plane shot down during 25th mission

        - 25th mission was to be his final mission before rest and relaxation

Buried: 

    - Lorraine American Military Cemetery - Saint Avold, Lorraine, France

        - Plot: E  Row:  24  Grave: 40

Medals:

    - Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters

    - Air Medal

    - Presidential Unit Citation





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