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2LT Stanford A Kay

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2LT Stanford A Kay

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Jan 1945 (aged 24–25)
Neuss, Rhein Kreis Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Colonial Park, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 76743517 View Source
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Entered the Military on 10 Dec 1942.
Service ID: O2060304
He was Married & had completed 2 years of college.
His Army Serial Number was "REPLACED" with
an OFFICER'S Serial Number, upon his "commission"
as a 2nd Lieutenant. He would have gone through a LOT of training in becoming a Navigator.

Cenotaph for Stanford A Kay who was laid to rest in a Military Cemetery in Holland. See Find a Grave #56300406

Lt. Kay was a NAVIGATOR on a B-17 Flying Fortress
HEAVY Bomber Aircraft, stationed out of Framlingham, England.
He was Killed In Action during a Bombing Mission over
Cologne, Germany, on 10 Jan 1945. The plane was hit by
Enemy Anti-Aircraft Fire (FLAK), in the left wing, caught
fire, and crashed near Dusseldorf, Germany.

Squadrons of the 390th BG
568th Bombardment Squadron - Heavy
569th Bombardment Squadron - Heavy
570th Bombardment Squadron -Heavy
571st Bombardment Squadron - Heavy

Assigned 8th AAF: July 1943
Wing/Command Assignment
VIII BC, 4BW, 402 PCBW July 1943
VIII BC, 3 BD, 13 CBW 13 Sep 1943
3 BD, 13 CBW 8 Jan 1944
3 AD, 13 CBW 1 Jan 1945

Combat Aircraft:
B-17F
B-17G

Stations
FRAMLINGHAM (ENGLAND) 14 July 1943 to 4 August 1945
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(All of his Missions, 23 Missions including his Final Fatal Mission)

His Final mission:
Mission Detail 01/10/1945
TARGET Cologne Germany
SERIAL 338668
CREW 16
GROUP MISSION 241
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Mission Crew
NAME CREW POSITION FATE
Craig, James L Tail Gunner POW
Gillespie, Ward C Waist Gunner KIA
Hannaman, James D Co-Pilot KIA
Hertz, Mark W Ball Turret KIA
(Find A Grave Memorial# 111203059)
Kay, Stanford A Navigator KIA
Pasch, Charles F Radio Operator KIA
(Find A Grave 46283438)
Scott, Ivan W Bombardier/Togglier POW
Skinner, Horace M Pilot POW
Wylie, William H Engineer/Top Turret KIA
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Aircraft Detail
SERIAL 338668
AC LETTER T
AIRCRAFT NAME -
SQUADRON 568
MISSING 11580
MODEL B-17G
HISTORY Accepted by USAAF 31 Aug 44. Hunter Field 4 Sep 44. Grenier 15 Sep
44. 8th AF 24 Sep 44. To 390th 1 Jan 45. MIA Cologne 10 Jan 45. Hit by flak
in left wing, caught fire, crashed near Dusseldorf. Skinner, Scott, Craig,
Wylie POW, rest KIA.
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Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters


Inscription

2LT, 568 AAF BOMB SQ, 390 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II


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