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TSgt Keith William Sauer
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1921
Lewisville
Jefferson County
Idaho, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1943

Mrs. Bertha Sauer, of Idaho Falls, RFD 2, received word from the war department on September 4th that her son, Keith Sauer, was missing in action.

Keith had been a former member of the National Guard Company. When his enlistment period was up and he was discharged, he joined the Army Air Corps shortly afterward.

He went overseas in January, 1943, and was a radio man and gunner on a B-24.

Keith wrote to his mother that they had been in many flying missions and wished that he could give the details relative to the missions. Pictures received by his mother revealed that he was very thin, and he stated that he was busy.

The war department's telegram stated he was missing in action since August 20th. Mrs. Sauer received 2 more letters from him dated the 23rd and 26th of August. The war department was contacted, and they admitted a mistake was made and that the date should have read August 30th.

Taken from the following published sources:
Rigby, Jefferson County, Idaho, Thursday, September 9, 1943 - front page
and
Rigby, Jefferson County, Idaho, Thursday, September 23rd, 1943 - front page with a picture.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry William Sauer (1895 - 1932)
  Bertha Idell Taylor Sauer (1894 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Baby Sauer (1919 - 1919)*
  Keith William Sauer (1921 - 1943)
  Shirley Maria Sauer Gerard (1923 - 2012)*
  Doane Hugh Sauer (1925 - 1970)*
  Merle Otis Sauer (1927 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
SAUER, Keith W. T SGT
372 BOMB SQ
307 BOMB GP, (H) IDAHO
 
Note: Entered the service from Idaho.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
 
Maintained by: Valerie Blake
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56763238
TSgt Keith William Sauer
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
 
TSgt Keith William Sauer
Added by: Valerie Blake
 
TSgt Keith William Sauer
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Paul Hyde Schott
 
 
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Your sacrifice is noted. God Bless.
- Valerie Blake
 Added: Jan. 27, 2013
Thank you!
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 16, 2012
 
 
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