SSGT Russell George Blakely

SSGT Russell George Blakely

Birth
Death 31 Jul 1944 (aged 24)
Obergrashof, Landkreis Dachau, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 194515382 · View Source
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S/Sgt Russell George Blakely was the Top Turret Gunner of the B-17G # 42-102535 of the 452nd Bomb Group,729th Bomb Squadron. Assigned target,Munich Germany. Aircraft received direct 88mm FLAK hit below the pilots seat and the aircraft blew up. Aircraft crashed near Munich airfield. The body of S/Sgt Blakeley was found September 8th 1944 in a remote beet field on the estate Obergrashof,Dachau without parachute and was buried at the spot.On November 17th 1944 he was buried in Dachau new cemetery. 7 KIA,2 POW. MACR 7751


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  • Created by: Jaap Vermeer
  • Added: 5 Nov 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 194515382
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Russell George Blakely (20 Mar 1920–31 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 194515382, citing Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Jaap Vermeer (contributor 47735775) .