Kaspar, 2nd Lt. George W.

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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 the 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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