1/Lt. George Korinek


(Robert M. Littlefield)

1/Lt. George Korinek

338th FS - 19 November 1943 - 24 June 1944 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J 42-68083 (The Edgar Hancock Collection via B. Hancock)

Mission History

285 combat hours and 60+ missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
39 31 January 1944 Sweeps in the Eindhoven/Venlo/Arnhem area (Blue 2)
55 02 March 1944 Sweep - Tours and Angers
63 18 March 1944 Friedrichshafen
163 24 June 1944 Chartres
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 31 January 1944  Me-109 damaged (air) N/Venlo
18 March 1944  Me-109 destroyed (air) E/Frieburg
Notes Born in Chicago, Illinois, 13 April 1916.
Entered service from Cicero, Illinois
ASN - O-749003
19 November 1943 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
05 February 1944 - Awarded the Air Medal
23 February 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
02 March 1944 - Crash landed near Nuthampstead in P-38J 42-67712
21 March 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
26 March 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
13 May 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross

On 24 June 1944 Lt. Korinek was hit by ground fire and crashed near Evereux in France.  He spent the rest of the war as a Prisoner.
MACR No. 06245
Crew - S/Sgt. Loren P. Blette, Sgt. Leonard T. Ryther, Sgt. James P. Cowan, Cpl. Rafael R. Candaralia,  and T/Sgt. Randall R. Meadows
Awards
Memories George Korinek relates his experiences.
(Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble).
Additional Photo Lt. Korinek (D. Herbst via 55th FG Newsletter)
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