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Kriegshauser John Glennon

Monuments

B-17 42-31322 Monument

 

Name:
John Glennon Kriegshauser
Rank:
First Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-535000
Unit:
364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-02-22
State:
Missouri
Cemetery:
Resurrection Cemetery, Affton, Missouri
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Clusters, Purple Heart
Comments:

John Glennon Kriegshauser was born on July 2, 1920 in St. Louis City, Missouri. He was the son of Arthur A. Kriegshauser and Corinne V. McLaughlin Kriegshauser. He served in the 364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group (Heavy), based at Chelveston, Northamptonshire, as a First Lieutenant and Pilot of the B-17 #42-31322 "Mi Amigo" during World War II. On 22 February 1944, the heavily damaged USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft Mi Amigo was returning from a bombing mission over Aalborg, Denmark, where it had been attacked by enemy fighter aircraft. Around 5 pm, engines faltering, it emerged out of low clouds and crashed in the park. The entire crew perished.

1LT Kriegshauser is now buried in the Resurrection Cemetery, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA. He received a posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross for his courage in sacrificing the crew rather than hit children playing in the park.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, en.wikipedia.org