• Links to Oral History Sessions: Kinaszczuk, Thomas (December 4, 2009)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Navy Air Corps
  • Theater(s): American; European
  • Navy Air Corps Squadron: VP-125


Commander Kinaszczuk served as a US Navy Air Corps patrol bomber pilot in the North Atlantic, Caribbean and the Azores during World War II. On April 27, 1943, he led his crew in sinking U-174, for which he was awarded the Navy Cross.