2Lt Casimir Leonard Blaska

Delaware, USA
Death 27 Jun 1944 (aged 23–24)
Budapest, Hungary
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot Section E ~ Row 25 ~ Grave 42
Memorial ID 56652848 · View Source
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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

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.

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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: Russ Pickett )


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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Casimir Leonard Blaska (1920–27 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56652848, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .