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Corp Herbert Paul Kuhlman

Corp Herbert Paul Kuhlman

Birth
Death 4 Oct 1964 (aged 53)
Burial Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 103784716 · View Source
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MILITARY BIO:
Herbert P. Kuhlman enlisted in the US Army on March 30, 1942, at Indianapolis, IN. His serial number was 35350057. His residence was shown as Clinton Co., IN. He had four years of high schooling and his marital status was 'single'. His civilian occupation was 'mechanic and repairman'. Herbert was assigned, at some unspecified time, to the 455th AAA Bn., HQ Btry. His rank was Corporal...The 455th AAA Bn trained in the US at Camp Stewart and Ft. Benning, GA. and went to England in Sept. 1943. HQ was located at a B-24 bomber repair airbase at Watton, Norfolk, England.

In July 1944, the 455th AAA went to France for 'Operation Cobra', as part of Patton's 3rd Army, Walker's XX Corps. They later went into Germany and Austria and returned home in October 1945. The unit shotdown/damaged over 130 German aircraft and became the second highest-scoring antiaircraft unit in Patton's 3rd Army.

Not much is known of Herbert's time in service. He is shown on a list of members of the 455th AAA Bn. HQ Battery for Sept. 6, 1945, shortly before the unit left Bavaria, Germany to return to France to await transport by sea back to the USA. He is shown in the Operations Section of the 455th HQ. It may be that he was a late war replacment for someone, or he may have been a 'high point' man, attached to the 455th AAA for transport back home in 1945. That is not clear at this time. He may have been in the unit for some time, since his military burial plaque shows the 455th AAA as his unit.

He was age 53 at the time of his death.


Inscription

Herbert P. Kuhlman
Indiana
Cpl 455 AAA AW Bn CAC
World War II


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  • Maintained by: 455th AAA Historian
  • Originally Created by: SunCacher
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103784716
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Herbert Paul Kuhlman (4 Jul 1911–4 Oct 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103784716, citing Crown View Cemetery, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by 455th AAA Historian (contributor 47832164) .