Kurtyka, George Albert, TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1974th Communications Group
Service Years
1944 - 1969
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Derby, CT
Last Address
Korat or Udorn RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jan 17, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
34W 027

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 Unit Assignments
1974th Communications Group
  1968-1969, 1974th Communications Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1966-1966 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TSgt. George Kurtyka was serving with the 1973rd Communications Squadron, 1974th Communications Group at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand when he was lost on a mission in Laos.

According to his son, Sergeant Kurtyka served in the U.S. Navy during WWII "on the USS Massachusetts BB-59; the USS Brinkley Bass DD-887 during the Korean War; and transferred to the USAF where the family lived at Otis AFB, Massachusetts (1957-1959); Tachikawa AFB, Japan (1959-1963); Laredo AFB, Texas (1963-1964); Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (1964-1965) and Eglin AFB/Hurlburt Field #9 (1965-1968); and Udorn RTAFB, Thailand (1968-1969).

Sources:
http://www.vvmf.org/thewall/anClip=53321 (son's comments)  
http://www.battleshipcove.org/bb59-history-complete.htm (USS Massachusetts) http://www.ussbrinkleybassdd887.com/korea1950-51cruise.pdf (USS Brinkley Bass)
   
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