669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Joseph Francis Kasper

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  6944924

Prisoner Of War

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 16-Mar-1919, Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Entered Military Service: Date: 19-Jan-1942 At: Wilkes Barre, PA

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 27-May-1944
Captured: 27-May-1944, Amiens, Rue Delpach, By: Field Police 580, Amiens
POW Camp: Unknown
Return Date: 2-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 22-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 81242

Died: 27-Jul-1997, Lancaster, Erie County, New York

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry



Obituary

Joseph F. KASPER

Age 77, of Bethel Park, on Sat, Nov. 25, 1995; beloved husband of Margie (Kayler) Kasper; father of David, Joel, Louise Alberts, Margaret Paul, Sharon Strohm and Holly Salley; brother of William Kasper and Dorothy Krupilis; also survived by 9 grandchildren.

Funeral Arrangements by BEINHAUERS.

There will be no public visitation. Funeral Service on Mon. 11 am in the BEINHAUER-CONNELL FUNERL SERVICE Co., Bethel Pk., 835-7940

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), 26 Nov 1995, Sun, Page 26 , Joseph F. Kasper Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/89826664/?terms=kasper%20and%20dorothy&match=1 [subscription required] : accessed 12 April 2021)




MACR 5035 Details



Notes:
A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. A-20 was seen to drop out of formation over target. Last seen flying west from Amiens slowly loosing altitude.

Description:
Lt Hewes was also hit over the target. He was last seen flying west from Amiens, slowly losing altitude. No chutes were seen and nothing further was reported on him. ... The four crews were: Lt Allen W. Gullion Jr., S/Sgt Grady F. Cope, and S/Sgt Gerald L. Coffey; Lt Lucien J. Siracusa, S/Sgt James M. Hume, and S/Sgt Floyd E. Brown; Lt Harry E. Hewes, S/Sgt Joseph F. Kasper, and S/Sgt Harold E. Boyer; Lt Tommie J. Simms, S/Sgt Julius C. Williamson, and S/Sgt Harry W. Larsen.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 58




Photos and Documents
1920 US Census
1930 US Census
Yearbook
1935 GAR Mem HS
Yearbook
1936 GAR Mem HS
Newspaper Clipping
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
13-Aug-1938
Newspaper Clipping
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
30-Oct-1940
WW II Draft Registration
06-Aug-1941
WW II Draft Registration
06-Aug-1941
Newspaper Clipping
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
24-Dec-1943
Newspaper Clipping
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
11-Feb-1944
MACR Capture document
Newspaper Clipping
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
17-Jun-1944
Newspaper Clipping
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
17-Jun-1944
Newspaper Clipping
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
22-May-1945
Newspaper Clipping
The Wilkes Barre Record
23-May-1945
Newspaper Clipping
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
03-Jul-1945
Marriage License
04-Aug-1945
Newspaper Clipping
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
05-Sep-1945
Veteran Compensation Application
Veteran Compensation Application
WW II Honoree
 
 
 
 
 
 



See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources