|Birth: ||unknown, Germany|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1944|
Bombardier 1st/Lt. Frank E. Nadler, KIA
Squadron: 564th BS 389th Bomb Group
Service # O-679642
Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Pilot Capt William P.Bates, KIA MN.
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 7492
Date Lost: 7-Jul-44
Serial Number: 42-51144
Aircraft Model B-24HSH-25-DT
Aircraft Letter: A
Location: 20 miles N. of Halle
Cause: AA damage led to mid-air collision with 492nd BG B-24. 10 KIA, 3 POW
Notes: This aircraft with Command Pilot Capt. Walter Beckett aboard was leading the 453rd Bomb Group & 2nd Combat Wing when at 0927 it collided head-on with an unidentified B-24 of another group. Both aircraft went down. Three chutes observed. Capt. Beckett, Lt. Koske were two survivors from 42-51144.
Five 389th BG aircraft are lost on a mission to Halle, Germany
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Note: Entered the service from Oklahoma.
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Moselle
Plot: Plot D Row 32 Grave 36
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56658862
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