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Sgt Ralph Gage
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Birth: 1924
Vienna
Johnson County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 29, 1944, Germany

Ralph Gage was the son of Ralph D Gage and Arista D Gage. He was born 1924 in Vienna, Johnson county, Illinois.

SGT Ralph Gage was a member of the 10-man crew that was killed during a mission over Germany. The aircraft crashed at 1pm May 29, 1944, 8 kilometers north of Kittendorf, Germany, due to enemy aircraft attack. 7 crewmen were killed in the wreckage. The other 3 made it to the ground safely and were shot and killed by the locals or the police. Nine of the crewmen were buried at the village cemetery in Kittendorf; 6 of these were re-interred at Lorraine American Cemetery, France.

The crew:
2LT Lawrence E Larson
2LT John A Prys
2LT Gerard R Graham
2LT Robert N Larson
S/SGT Thomas F Cullins
SGT Elmer C Stark, Jr.
SGT Frederick Selden
SSGT Henry C Carter
SGT Charles E Strother

US Army Air Forces, 577th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy

Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Next of Kin notification: Mother, Arista D Gage, Vienna Illinois 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Arista Vaughn Gage (1893 - 1977)
 
 Sibling:
  Ralph Gage (1924 - 1944)
  Ralph Gage (1924 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Sgt Gage has a memorial stone near his mother, Arista Gage. SGT Sgt Ralph Gage
 
Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: Cemetery name unknown. Records show he was buried at the village cemetery in Kittendorf, Germany
 
Created by: svanwyk
Record added: Jun 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70697615
 

Remembering you on this Memorial Weekend 2014
- Lazer
 Added: May. 25, 2014

- Michael V Drachman
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
Remember our Veterans, Our family Hero's... some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our daily Freedoms and Liberties, .... Thanks,, Ralph ,,,for your service and your ultimate sacrifice,,, Niet Tevergeefs ,,,you are not forgotten..
- Michael V Drachman
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
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