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2Lt Casimir Leonard Blaska
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Birth: 1920
Delaware, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1944
Budapest Capital District, Hungary

Son of August Blaska and Mildred Mikolajewski Blaska who resided at 3205 Jefferson Street, Wilmington, Delaware during the war.

Husband of Mary M. Hussey Blaska.

Casimir served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on a B-17 #42-32053, 49th Bomber Squadron, 2nd Bomber Group, 15th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in the District Of Columbia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 29, 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Shipping and receiving clerk and also as Married.

Casimir was "Killed In Action" when his B-17, while on a mission over Budapest, Hungary, was hit by enemy ground flak & enemy aircraft and crashed near Budapest during the war. He had served with the Air Corps for two year and five months at the time of his death and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 0-707372

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-32053:

Bair, William C ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Pennsylvania
Blaska, Casimir L ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, D.C.
Fleming, James E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York
Korb, Richard A ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Pennsylvania
Krent, Thaddeus T ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, Illinois
Larsen, Alf L ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, New York
Rappe, Henry ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, Illinois
Thomas, Thaddeus G ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, Pennsylvania

Airmen who POW's from B-17 #42-32053:
Kessel, Burl ~ Radio Operator
Treadway, Malcolm ~ Top Turret Gunner

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Burial:
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-Avold
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France
Plot: Plot E Row 25 Grave 42
 
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56652848
2Lt Casimir Leonard Blaska
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