Krawczyk, Edward Chester, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 4th Air Commando Squadron
Service Years
1950 - 1968

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Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
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Last Address

Casualty Date
May 05, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Gates Of Heaven Cemetery - East Providence, Rhode Island
Wall/Plot Coordinates
55E 020

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 Unit Assignments
14th Air Commando Wing4th Air Commando Squadron
  1968-1968, 14th Air Commando Wing
  1968-1968, 4th Air Commando Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1968-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"AC-47 Spooky Crew Losses

Date: May 4, 1968
Donald Lewis Merry (Pilot)  Rank: Capt Age: 39 Home of Record: Pass-A-Grill, FL Marital Status: Married Status: KIA
Richard William Wackerfuss (copilot) Rank: Maj Age: 36 Home of Record: St Paul, MN Marital Status: Married Status: KIA
Edward Chester Krawczyk Rank: Capt Age: 41 Home of Record: Warren, RI Marital Status: Married Status: KIA."  Source:

In AC-47D 43-16159 (no survivors):
Lt. Col Leslie E. Harris, Chattanooga, TN
Maj Teddy J. Tomchesson, Marlin, TX
Capt Barry L. Brown, Dowell, IL
SSgt James E. Bowman, Jonesboro, TN
Sgt Douglas J. Cradeur, Sulphur, LA
Sgt Roy L. Lede, San Francisco, CA

In AC-47D 43-76207 (5 survivors):
Capt Donald L. Merry, Pass-a-grill Beach, FL, Pilot
Maj. Richard W. Wackerfuss, St. Paul, MN, copilot
Capt Edward C. Krawczyk, Warren, RI, 2nd Navigator

Note: Although officially Capt. Krawczyk is credited with 18 yrs of service, he did enlist in the U.S. Army on 19 Feb 1945 at Fort Banks Boston as a Private. Source: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, He likely had a break in service after World War II and enlisted in the Army/Air Corps/Air Force in about 1950.

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