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John J. Kostel
394th Bomb Group, 586th Bomb Squadron


From left to right: Van C. Esplin, Tail Gunner; Paul O. Sifrit, Radio/Waist Gunner; John J. Kostel, Engineer/Turret Gunner
Lt. William Graham, Bombardier/Navigator; Lt. Richard W. Felton, Co-pilot; Lt. Leonard R. Sachs, Pilot
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Engineer/Gunner John J. Kostel Combat Missions with the 394th Bomb Group, 586th Bomb Squadron

DATE | TARGET | B26

19 Feb 45 Neuwied-Irlich Railroad Bridge 552
Sachs Felton Graham Kostel Sifrit Esplin

21 Feb 45 Vlotho 835
Sachs Felton Graham Kostel Sifrit Esplin

22 Feb 45 Geseke Marshalling Yard 074
Sachs Felton Graham Kostel Sifrit Esplin

23 Feb 45 Hozollar Communications Centre 074
Sachs Felton Graham Kostel Sifrit Esplin

24 Feb 45 072 window
Early return gas leaking
Sachs Felton Graham Kostel Sifrit Esplin

25 Feb 45 Colbe Railroad Bridge 072
Sachs Felton Graham Kostel Sifrit Esplin

26 Feb 45 Colbe RR.Br 070
Sachs Felton Graham Kostel Sifrit Esplin

2 Mar 45 Geissen Ordnance Depot 552
Sachs Felton Graham Kostel Sifrit Esplin

9 Mar 45 Neiderhausen M/Y 193
Sachs Felton Lyons Kostel Sifrit Esplin

12 Mar 45 Sythen Supply Depot 085
Sachs Felton Tevebaugh Kostel Sifrit Esplin

15 Mar 45 Nuenkirchen Communications Centre 633
Sachs Felton Harrison Kostel Sifrit Esplin

17 Mar 45 Dillenburg M/Y 070
Sachs Felton Royle Kostel Sifrit Esplin

18 Mar 45 Kreuztal M/Y 892 window
Sachs Felton Tevebaugh Kostel Sifrit Esplin

23 Mar 45 Dinslaken defended town 198
Sachs Felton Lindner Kostel Sifrit Esplin

25 Mar 45 Limburg M/Y storage area 892
Sachs Felton Tevebaugh Kostel Sifrit Esplin

8 Apr 45 Gottingen M/Y 099
Sachs Felton Harrison Kostel Sifrit Esplin

9 Apr 45 Naumburg Ordnance Depot 097
Sachs Felton Eagan Kostel Sifrit Esplin

12 Apr 45 Kempten Ordnance Depot 097
Sachs Felton Eagan Kostel Sifrit Esplin

15 Apr 45 Gunzburg M/Y 097
Sachs Felton Eagan Kostel Sifrit Esplin

19 Apr 45 Ulm M/Y 097
Sachs Felton Morris Kostel Sifrit Esplin

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