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Sgt Frank Thurston Chrastka, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1925
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1945

S/Sgt. Frank T. Chrastka was a member of the crew of Lt. R. F. Bereman's B-17 bomber. The members of the plane's crew, except Chrastka and one other crew member, completed their 35th mission. Chrastka and the other man were assigned, as a pool gunners, to the crew of the "Blue Grass Girl" for their 35th and final mission.
On the plane's return from a bombing mission to Berlin, the plane caught fire. It is believed this was caused by a flare being fired inside the aircraft to celebrate its last mission. Six members of the crew died. One of these men was S/Sgt. Frank T. Chrastka.
After the war, his remains were returned home. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois.

For more information, go to:
Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project
 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: JimO
Record added: Apr 23, 2011
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Sgt Frank Thurston Chrastka, Jr
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Sgt Frank Thurston Chrastka, Jr
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Sgt Frank Thurston Chrastka, Jr
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 Added: Apr. 28, 2011
 
 
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