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1LT Freeland Dunker
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1919
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1944

Freeland Dunker was a member of the 463rd Bombardment Group aka the "Swoose Group." He was a bomber pilot in WWII. He died in 1944 when the plane he was in had trouble. He stayed behind to fly the plane while the rest of his crew jumped to safety. He didn't make it. He jumped from the plane and they think he hit his head while jumping. The ironic part of it is that the plane glided into a safe landing.

Contributed by Jennifer Craig 
Family links: 
  Herman J. Dunker (1884 - 1948)
  Sophia Dorothea Grundmann Dunker (1886 - 1949)
  Ruth M Dunker Effenbeck (1910 - 1989)*
  Reuben C Dunker (1916 - 1926)*
  Erwin A Dunker (1918 - 2006)*
  Freeland Dunker (1919 - 1944)
  Margaret Elizabeth Dunker Elting (1924 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
1st Lt. A.E.A.F
Friedensau Cemetery
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: S-1-28
Maintained by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Originally Created by: Beverly Davis Valcovic
Record added: Feb 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34221523
1LT Freeland Dunker
Added by: Peggy Bargen Duey
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