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Frank A. Kravetz, USAAF/WWII/POW/Purple Heart, Bridgeville, PA, 12 Aug 15


Aug 15



Frank A. Kravetz

US Army Air Forces

World War II

Purple Heart/POW

Bridgeville, PA


The family of Francis (Frank) A. Kravetz has requested that the Patriot Guard Riders stand in silent honor of their American Hero.

Mr. Kravetz was a proud WW II combat veteran serving honorably as a Staff Sgt. with the Army Air Corp, as a B-17 gunner, Mighty Eighth, 457th Bomb Group. He was severely wounded in action on November 2, 1944 becoming a prisoner of war. Interned at Nuremberg, Stalag XIIID, Frank was liberated from Moosburg, Stalag VIIA on April 29, 1945. Frank was a Purple Heart Recipient, which he was awarded on June 21, 1949. He was also awarded the Air Medal. He was a Charter Member & Past Commander, East Pittsburgh VFW Post 5008 and served as the National Director Service Officer of the American Ex-Prisoners of War. Frank was also a Past President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War. He was inducted into the Southwestern Veteran Center Hall of Fame in May 2006 and was a Jefferson Award Nominee in September, 2012 Frank told his amazing life story as the author of ‘Eleven Two; One WWII Airman’s Story of Capture, Survival and Freedom’ which was released in 2010.


Read his complete obituary here:


Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Flag Line: 1:00 PM

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

1158 Morgan Rd.

Bridgeville, PA 15107


Staging/Briefing: 12:30/12:45 PM

Memorial Walkway (POW flag) at the Cemetery


Ride Captain: Jim Shaw



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