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Sgt. Henry Joseph Kracyla

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Sgt. Henry Joseph Kracyla

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
25 Feb 1944 (aged 29)
At Sea
Burial
Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot
Tablets Of The Missing ~ U.S. Army Air Force
Memorial ID
56291474 View Source

Henry, who resided at 1231 North Heald Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Sergeant and Left Waist Gunner on B-24H "Lady From Bristol" (#42-52100), 714th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on January 20, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed as an Electrician and also as Single, without dependents.

Henry was declared "Missing In Action" when his bomber crashed into the English Channel returning from a raid over Germany.

He had served in the Air Force for one year and one month at the time of his death and was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32488180

Son of Peter Kracyla and Rose Pazenicyna Kracyla.

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Airmen who perished on B-24H (#42-52100):

Chaffin, Joseph C., 1st Lt, Navigator, Texas
Dailey, James W., Jr., T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Arkansas
De Lay, Harold L., S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, California
Edman, Lawrence M., 1st Lt, Pilot, Kansas
Ghormley, Jack A., T/Sgt, Radio Operator, New York
Kracyla, Henry J., Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Delaware
Meents, Edward P., Jr., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Iowa
Mufson, Philip, 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York
Nelson, John B., S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, California
Wallenda, John, Jr., S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Ohio

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

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Henry, who resided at 1231 North Heald Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Sergeant and Left Waist Gunner on B-24H "Lady From Bristol" (#42-52100), 714th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on January 20, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed as an Electrician and also as Single, without dependents.

Henry was declared "Missing In Action" when his bomber crashed into the English Channel returning from a raid over Germany.

He had served in the Air Force for one year and one month at the time of his death and was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32488180

Son of Peter Kracyla and Rose Pazenicyna Kracyla.

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Airmen who perished on B-24H (#42-52100):

Chaffin, Joseph C., 1st Lt, Navigator, Texas
Dailey, James W., Jr., T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Arkansas
De Lay, Harold L., S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, California
Edman, Lawrence M., 1st Lt, Pilot, Kansas
Ghormley, Jack A., T/Sgt, Radio Operator, New York
Kracyla, Henry J., Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Delaware
Meents, Edward P., Jr., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Iowa
Mufson, Philip, 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York
Nelson, John B., S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, California
Wallenda, John, Jr., S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Ohio

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

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56291474
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56291474/henry-joseph-kracyla: accessed ), memorial page for Sgt. Henry Joseph Kracyla (22 Nov 1914–25 Feb 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56291474, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .