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Chryst, Paul, 1920-2014



  • Existence: 1920 August 24 - 2014 July 31

Biographical Note: Paul Chryst

Paul Chryst served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a bombardier with the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group during World War II.

Chryst was born on August 24, 1920 to Sinodis and Helen (Gardner) Chryst in Hartford, Connecticut. He was wroking for Jacobs Aircraft Company before enlisting in the military. He enlisted with the Army on August 11, 1942 in Reading, Pennsylvania. With the 401st bomb squadron he was based in Bassingbourn, England. From August 3, 1944 to December 15, 1944 he served 35 missions.

After the war, per the 1950 census, he worked as an estimator in the die cast aluminum industry in Pennsylvania.

Chryst married Nancy N. Kurtz in December 1943 in Glendale, California. They had three children. He died on July 31, 2014 in Saratoga Center, Pottstown, Pennsylvania and is buried at the Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Biographical note derived from records on and the American Air Museum in Britain.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John W. Allen World War II Collection

Identifier: 2022-04-29-2
Overview John W. Allen was a B-17 navigator during World War II. The collection consists of visual, audiovisual, and textual materials documenting Allen's missions in Europe with the 91st Bomb Group (H), 401st Bomb Squadron.

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