This Day In History: 1943-12-12
Staff Sargent John J. Krupinski , son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Krupinski of Valley Road in Mahwah, who had been reported missing during the heavy US raid on Schweinfurth, Germany on October 14th, was reported held as a prisoner of war in Germany. Not included in the list of 327 US soldiers held in Germany, were the other two airmen from this area lost in the raid, T-Sgt. Harwood T. Cook of Allendale and 2nd Lt. Harry C. McIntosh of Hillburn. Sixty flying fortresses and two fighter planes were lost in this heavy raid on a ballbearing factory deep in Germany.