Krupsky, Howard Clarence

Individual Personnel Data
Name Krupsky, Howard Clarence, "Krup"
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 36888624
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #234 dated 28 November 1944, effective 28 November 1944.
  • Assigned to the 493rd Bomb group for return to Zone of the Interior (ZOI), per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report (reference to 1st Air Division Special Orders #176 EXTRACT) dated 25 June 1945, effective 26 June 1945, effective 26 June 1945.
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 26 June 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant effective 11 December 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #243 dated 11 December 1944.
  • Reclassified from MOS 611 to MOS 612 effective 22 February 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #43 dated 22 February 1945.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant effective 14 March 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #57 dated 14 March 1945.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Furzedown House, AAF Station 563 (a Flak house) on 11 April 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #76 dated 9 April 1945.
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-01-20-522 (4.548 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Cook, Raymond DPilotTBD
2nd Lt. Leavitt, Philip NeldonCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Walker, Roy JNavigatorTBD
SGT. Gustitus, Clarence Charles, "Gus"TogglierTBD
CPL. Hannis, Thomas RichardRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Dossett, Huston Robert, "PETE"Engineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Kangas, James Kermit, "Short Round"Ball Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Green, Forest Raymond, "Barrel"Tail GunnerWIA
CPL. Krupsky, Howard Clarence, "Krup"Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 23 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Horham due to weather.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑107125 when it was taken by Abbott in the lead Squadron. Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6909 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
293 20 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑39053 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy; hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron lead
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report

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