Leiston Airfield (Station 373) and 357th & 358th Fighter Group Memorial
357th Fighter Group Roll of Honor
Konstantin J. "Connie" Vogel, aged 25, was born on January 4, 1919. He was the son of Henry J. Vogel and Anna K. Vogel. He served as a First Lieutenant and Fighter Pilot in the 362nd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Leiston, England. On 18 March 1944, after being attacked by FW190s on an escort and support mission to Augsburg, Germany, he crashed SSW of Ehingen/Donau, at Dieterskirch near Uttenweiler, Germany. Vogel was seen exiting the aircraft but his parachute failed to open. His body was found by locals and buried in the cemetery nearby. Later, his body was repatriated to the United States and is buried now in the Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA.
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