Kolakoski, Roman Stanley, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, Far East Air Forces
Service Years
1942 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hopewell, VA
Last Address
Southwest Pacific

Casualty Date
Aug 22, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Other Cause
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Sharp Shooter

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolFar East Air Forces
  1942-1942, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, Far East Air Forces
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MIA 22 Aug 1944  while on a cross-country flight over Papua, New Guinea.  Flight in radio silence and bad weather executed a destination change involving a 180 degree turn.  Buster's plane, according to Donald Bridgford the Flight Leader, was missing when the Flight pulled out of the clouds . Land-Sea Rescue 'notified' after flight landed in Lae and searched on August 23 but no ship was found.
Current Photo is, of course,  not current. Taken in 1943 between flight school and the Phillipines.
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