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Sgt Melvin Eugene Click
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Birth: 1924
Maryland, USA
Death: May 12, 1944, Germany

Melvin served as a Sergeant & Right Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-31787, 548th Bomber Squadron, 385th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Carroll County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 25, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building of aircraft and also as Single, without dependents.

Melvin was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was attacked enemy aircraft and crashed in forest two miles W of Langerhein, Germany during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

Service # 13137006

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-31787:

Burke, Vernon C, Jr ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, IA
Click, Melvin E ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, MD
Kelly, Bernard M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NJ
Maltby, Joseph A ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, SD
Manuel, Charles A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Riccio, Samuel H ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, NY
Stroben, Raymond N ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, CA
Wagner, Robert C ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, KY
Worster, Howard M ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Earl Norman Click (1894 - 1991)
  Mary Amanda Eckenrode Click (1901 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Rolland Click (1921 - 1953)*
  Melvin Eugene Click (1924 - 1944)
  Herbert Henry Click (1929 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neuville-en-Condroz
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium
Plot: Plot B Row 35 Grave 28
 
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56357586
Sgt Melvin Eugene Click
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Sgt Melvin Eugene Click
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Apr. 3, 2016

- Suzie Nash
 Added: Aug. 9, 2013
Sgt Melvin E. Click is remembered at the Fields of Honor database.
- Fields of Honor Database
 Added: Feb. 28, 2013
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