SSGT Edwin Theodore “Fritz” Kreisel, Jr

SSGT Edwin Theodore “Fritz” Kreisel, Jr

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 8 Aug 1944 (aged 20)
Saint-Lo, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Block 7
Memorial ID 138648997 · View Source
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Son of Edwin Theodore Kreisel, Sr. and Agnes Gibson Shively Kreisel.

Edwin, who resided at 1804 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Staff Sergeant and ball turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress (#43-37510), 612th Bomber Squadron, 401st Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was "Killed In Action" in a mission over France by enemy anti-aircraft fire.

He had served in the Air Corps for one year and six months at the time of his death and was decorated with the Distingushed Flying Cross, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32752276


The three who went down with their friend:

Burgard, John Joseph, S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, California
Scott, Elbert D, T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Texas
Stewart, Irving E., S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, Georgia

Bio by: Russ Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
  • Added: 12 Nov 2014
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Edwin Theodore “Fritz” Kreisel, Jr (8 Mar 1924–8 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 138648997, citing Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .