Homyak, Eugene A., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0142-Radar Observer, Bombardment
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 314th Bomb Wing
Service Years
1941 - 1945
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Denver
Last Address
Guam

Casualty Date
May 26, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Burns
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School43rd Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy29th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy314th Bomb Wing
  1941-1941, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1945, 43rd Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
  1944-1945, 29th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1944-1945, 314th Bomb Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1944-1945, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Eugene A Homyak
Radar
2Lt, U.S. Army Air Forces
2065769
43rd Bomber Squadron, 29th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
Entered the Service from: Colorado
Shot down 10 March 1945
May 26, 1945 - KIA
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
As a POW, he burned to death in Tokyo Army Prison fire.
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Hawaii
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
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The Musser Crew

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Crew Listing of B-29 Aircraft Tail Number 42-93905
43rd Sqdn., 29th BG., 314th Wing, 20th AF., N. Field, Guam, 1944/1945

Number on Plane: 0-26
Original Name on Plane: ?
Any Other Name on Plane: ?
City Name on Plane: ?
Date of Plane Arrival on Guam: Feb 1945
HONOR CREW
MACR: #12972
Accident Report:
> Air Crew < > Original Crew <
POS Rank Name Status Serial # MOS Missions
AC  Cpt  John J Musser  (KIA) 03/10/45 0667093   
2Lt  Robert K Reger  (KIA) 03/10/45 0778561   
RO  2Lt  Eugene A Homyak  (KIA) 05/26/45 2065769   
1lt  Frank B Whayman, Jr.  (KIA) 03/10/45 0685908   
2Lt  John A Schur  (KIA) 03/10/45 02063483   
FE  TSgt  Paul J Simmons  (KIA) 03/10/45 18035592   
ROM  Cpl  Dean A Arnold  (KIA) 03/10/45 36171995   
CFC  Cpl  Jack D Krone  (KIA)  33846412   
LG  Cpl  Robert M Peterson  (KIA) 03/10/45 31440402   
RG  Cpl  Reginald T Rosser  (KIA) 03/10/45 33645930   
TG  Cpl  Donald L Osterholm  (KIA) 03/10/45 37680105   
Number of Combat Missions Completed with this crew: 1
 
> Passengers <
POS Rank Name Status Serial # MOS Missions
Pos 1 Cpt  Clarence Holman, Jr.  (KIA) 03/10/45 0-377851   
 
> Ground Crew <
POS Rank Name Status Serial # MOS
CC  SSgt  Morton Friedberg    12143589   
ACC  SSgt  Roy Klein    15101455   
GC  SSgt  John Socha    36380455   
GC  Sgt  Walter Karrs    33393651   
GC  Sgt  George Savlik    32768858   
GC  PFC  William Trussell    6279630   
No Ground Crew Members entered
Status As of Date Shown: (C) Living; (D) Deceased; (U) Unknown; (KIA) Killed in Action; (KIT) Killed in Training


Notes:

Crew #43-13
Cpt Clarence P. Holman, Jr., Asst Grp operations officer on board as observer
Mission #40, Shot down by AA fire, crashed in Shimo-Mitsugao, Fukuda Village, Higashi - Katsushika County Chiba Perfecture, 10 KIA during Incendiary Raid on Tokyo Japan.
Cpl Jack Krone & 2Lt Eugine A. Homyak captured. They were burned to death in Tokyo Army prison fire on 25th May 1945.


 
   
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Mar. 10, 1945, B-29 (#42-93905, 314BW, 29BG) crashed near Komagata shrine in Shimomikao, Fukuda-mura, Higashikatsushika-gun (present Noda-shi), Chiba-ken and burned furiously. Note: 1 of the 14 B-29s lost in the above mentioned Mission No.40.

After bombing Tokyo, the last B-29 in a formation became a victim of flak and afire, circled over the village and disintegrated in the air. 10 crew members including Capt. John L. MUSSER (A/C) were killed in the crash and their bodies were buried near the crash site.

2/Lt. Eugene A. HOMYAK landed safely near Kashiwa Airfield, and Cpl. Jack D. KRONE in Tanaka-mura, Katsushika-gun, (present Kashiwa-shi), Chiba-ken. They were taken prisoners by Kashiwa Kempei Tai members and sent to Tokyo Kempei Tai.

Cpl. KRONE was poisoned by reason of his fatal wound. 2/Lt. HOMYAK was transferred to Tokyo Military Prison and burned to death in the fire air raid on May 25-26.
   
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