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TSgt Freddie K. Affeld
Birth: Nov. 3, 1919
Valparaiso
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1943
Manila, Philippines



Affeld Youth Dead, Report

Staff Sgt. Freddie K. Affeld Dies in Action in South Pacific

Staff Sergeant Freddie K. Affeld, of Valparaiso RFD 4, reported Feb. 6 as missing in action in the South Pacific, was killed in action on Jan. 13.

This was the word received Saturday night from the war department by his father, Ernest Affeld.

Young Affeld, who was 23 years of age last Nov. 3, entered the service on Oct. 10, 1941, and went across last October. He had been in Australia. At the time, he was reported missing, he was a member of a bomber crew of the army air corps.

Last time members of the family heard from Freddie was on Dec. 29, last.

In addition to his father, the youth is survived by three brothers, Howard, Robert and Vernon; and four sisters, Florence, Rosella, Erma and Treva, all of Valparaiso.

Young Affeld is one of 18 Porter County men who have been reported either missing or killed in action since the U. S. declared war.

Published in The Vidette-Messenger on March 22, 1943.
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World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas

Name: Freddie K. Affeld
Inducted From: Indiana
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Combat Organization: 320th Bomber Squadron 90th Bomber
Death Date: 9 Jan 1943
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, the Phillippines
Last Known Status: Missing
U. S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal
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U. S. Roster of World War II Dead, 1939-1945

Name: Freddie K. Affeld
Gender: Male
Race: White
Religion: Protestant
Disposition: Nonrecoverable
Service Branch: Army
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Service Number: 15082101
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World War II Honoree
-- Killed in World War II --

Freddie K. Affeld

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U. S. Army Air Forces

HOMETOWN
Porter County, Indiana

ACTIVITY DURING WWII
TECHNICAL SERGEANT, B-24 LIBERATOR, 320TH SQUADRON (MOBY DICK), 90TH BOMB GROUP "JOLLY ROGERS", 5TH AIR FORCE. MEMBER OF DAYTON S. ALTMAN CREW. THE PLANE "LITTLE EVA" WAS SHOT DOWN BY JAPANESE FIGHTERS ON JANUARY 9, 1943. AWARDED AIR MEDAL AND PURPLE HEART.

Source: A Grateful American ~ www.wwiimemorial.com
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National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files:

T SGT Freddie K. Affeld
ID: 15082101
Branch of Service: U. S. Army
Hometown: Porter County, Indiana
Status: Killed in Action

Source: National Archives ~ www.wwiimemorial.com
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World War II Missing In Action or Buried At Sea

Freddie K. Affeld
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Service: U. S. Army Air Forces, 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy
Died: Saturday, January 9, 1943
Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery
Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Phillippines
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Source: ABMC Tablets of the Missing ~ www.wwiimemorial.com

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ernest Otto Affeld (1884 - 1962)
  Jennie M. Bastel Affeld (1882 - 1932)
 
 Siblings:
  Ernest Affeld (1909 - 1910)*
  Erma H Affeld (1911 - 1972)*
  Treva L. Affeld (1915 - 1993)*
  Robert E. Affeld (1917 - 2006)*
  Freddie K. Affeld (1919 - 1943)
  Vernon L. Affeld (1922 - 2013)*
  Florence M Affeld (1924 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: **The Vidette-Messengers' date of death as 1/13/1943 differs from the ABMC date of 1/09/1943....**
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
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Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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