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Sgt Edward J Prokop

Sgt Edward J Prokop

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 6 Aug 1944 (aged 20)
Germany
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot B Row 12 Grave 15
Memorial ID 56360393 · View Source
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Son of John Prokop who resided in Hempstead, New York.

Edward served as a Sergeant & Right Waist Gunner on B-17 (#43-37533), 511th Bomber Squadron, 351st Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 20, 1943 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Edward was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by enemy flak over Berlin, Germany and crashed ner Treuenbrietzen, Germany southwest of Berlin during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32812071

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Airmen who perished on B-17 (#43-37533):

Booth, Frank E ~ FO, Navigator, New York
Prokop, Edward J ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, New York
Strange, Wilson R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Michigan

Airmen who became POW's from B-17 (#43-37533):

Barlow, Kenneth F ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, New York
Killoran, Donald B ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, New York
Morell, Ross J ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Pennsylvania
Pappas, George J ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Texas
Smith, Otis G ~ FO, Bombardier, Florida
Zeigler, Lionel S ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Illinois

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

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56360393
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Edward J Prokop (28 Jul 1924–6 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56360393, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .