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Victor George Thiel
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Birth: May 25, 1918
Death: Nov. 18, 1949

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1st Lieutenant Thiel was the pilot of a U.S. Air
Force B-29 Superfortress.

He perished when the bomber experienced an
engine fire on takeoff from MacDill Air Force
Base and crashed into the muddy marsh of
Tampa Bay, Florida while attempting an
emergency return landing.

Four other crew were also killed, and four
survived.

Ironically, this crew was dispatched to help
locate another downed B-29 off the coast of Bermuda.

Also killed were:

1st Lt. Kenneth Wayne Falleck
1st Lt. Lt. John W Gillespie
1st Lt. Raymond H Weise
SSgt. Andrew J Steinman


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Inscription:
IOWA
1ST LIEUTENANT
US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: O 0 535
 
Maintained by: Tim Cook
Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
Record added: Jul 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74116562
Victor George Thiel
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Victor George Thiel
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