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1Lt Paul Gocht Ballard
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1919
New Britain
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1945

Harold and Ella Ballard.

Husband of Margaret Burnham Ballard whom he married on January 11, 1940 in Bridgewater, Oneida, New York.

Paul served as a First Lieutenant on B-17G (#44-8437), 563rd Bomber Squadron, 388th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Madison County, New York prior to the war.

He was "Killed In Action" when his plane was shot down by flak and crashed at Prum, Germany during the war. He was awarded an Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart. A crew of 9 was KIA during this flight.

Service # O1323227 
 
Note: Entered the service from New York.
 
Burial:
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-Avold
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France
Plot: Section E Row 31 Grave 38
GPS (lat/lon): 49.12083, 6.71867
 
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56652435
1Lt Paul Gocht Ballard
Added by: Michael V Drachman
 
1Lt Paul Gocht Ballard
Added by: Michael V Drachman
 
1Lt Paul Gocht Ballard
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Remember our Veterans, Our family Hero's... some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our daily Freedoms and Liberties, .... Thanks,, Paul ,,,for your service and your ultimate sacrifice,,, Niet Tevergeefs ,,,you are not forgotten..
- Michael V Drachman
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014
Shot down by flak over Nürnberg aboard B-17G Flying Fortress #44-8437 and crashed at Prum, Germany. 9 crew KIA.
- Tim Cook
 Added: Nov. 4, 2013
Awarded the "Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters" !
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
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