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Army Air Forces 1
Lieutenant Colonel 1
1918 2
Indiana 2

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Rudolph W Kazich 2
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 2
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 2
1918 2
Indiana 2
Place: Lake County, Indiana 2

World War II 1

Army Air Forces 1
Lieutenant Colonel 1

World War II 2

Army 2
Enlistment Date:
18 Mar 1942 2
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 2
Army Serial Number:
15095208 2
Enlistment Place:
la Fayette Indiana 2
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 2
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 2
Semiskilled occupations in mechanical treatment of metals (rolling, stamping, forging, pressing, etc.), n.e.c. 2
Race or Ethnicity:
White 2
Source Information:
Box Number: 0183 2
Film Reel Number: 2.40 2

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Lt Rudouph Kazich, B-25 Bombardier, 321st BG, 445th BS, MTO


Rudolph was born in Lake County, Indiana in 1918.

From Rudolph's daughter Rudi;

From the 445th BS War Diary:
The 445th participated in the bombing of the Pracitca di Mare airdrome near Rome today. LT's William S. Kent, Rudolph W. Kazich; Sgt's Joseph R. Toy, Francis J. Klocke and Michael Boris today completed their 50th combat missions.


Dad was a career Air Force officer and retired as a Lt. Col. in 1966. He flew for many of those years and was a Command Pilot. He also flew in the Berlin Airlift. His "other AF job" was in communications and electronics, and we hit lots of little radar sites across the country while Toni (other daughter) and I were growing up. After he retired he went to work for Civil Service and continued to be stationed at various AF Bases.

Some years after Mother died Dad decided he really wanted to fly again and he eventually purchased a little Cessna 172. (See photo below) He's flown back and forth between here (WA) and Kansas City numerous times. He had a pacemaker implanted last fall (2004) and decided last month to sell his plane, however if the FAA gives him his ticket back it will probably be difficult to keep him on the ground.


In June 2005, he will be moving to WA to live with Rudi and her husband.



Barbara Ennis Connolly, 57th Bomb Wing Historical Researcher, 319th and 321st Bomb Group Historian and one of the "History Team"... John T Fitzgerald, Patti Johnson and Barbi Ennis Connolly

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