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1Lt John E Dengler
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Birth: 1918
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1944, At Sea

Son of Samuel W. Dengler.

John, who resided at 609 Brighton Road, North Hills, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a First Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-24H (#41-29285), 774th Bomber Squadron, 456th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on May 20, 1941, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

John was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 was hit by enemy flak and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during the war.

He had served with the Air Force for three years at the time of his death and was decorated with the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

His remains were not recovered.

Service # O-811346

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Airmen who perished on B-24H (#41-29285):

Adams, George W ~ 2nd Lt, Canada
Corkill, William R ~ Sgt, Texas
Dengler, John E ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, Delaware
DeVine, Billie M ~ S/Sgt, Alabama
Lust, Robert E ~ FO, Ohio
Ripley, Benjamin R ~ Sgt, Illinois

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Burial:
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence
Cittą Metropolitana di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56363177
1Lt John E Dengler
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1Lt John E Dengler
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