Frank A. Kravetz
US Army Air Forces
World War II
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: http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=564147
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