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Kresnak Andrew S.

Name:
Andrew S. Kresnak
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
Unit:
782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group
Date of Death:
1944-08-03
State:
Cemetery:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot:
Section 79
Row:
Grave:
Site 430-432
Decoration:
Comments:

Andrew S. Kresnak was born on November 30, 1921. He served in the 782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Staff Sergeant and crew member on the B-24 #42-95284 during World War II.

On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, they were attacked and shot down by German aircraft. His aircraft crashed at Ehrwald, Tyrol, Austria. He is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at Beim Wasser.

SSgt Kresnak is now buried in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.tracesofwar.com, "Missing in Action Failed to Return" Book by Nicole-Melanie Goll and Georg Hoffmann