SSGT Earl C Nordgren

SSGT Earl C Nordgren

Death 24 Mar 1945 (aged 24)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot C, 602
Memorial ID 2558448 · View Source
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Earl served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on C-47A #43-15493, 84th Troop Carrier Squadron, 437th Troop Carrier Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Wisconsin prior to the war.

C-47A #43-15493 took off from Maisoncelles, France on a Glider Towing mission over Wesel, Germany. They were hit and shot down by German anti-aircraft fire and crashed in Germany during the war.

Earl was "Killed In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 36608192

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Airmen who perished on C-47A #43-15493:

Deer, Victor R ~ Capt, Pilot, IN
Gibson, Bryce C, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, TX
Nordgren, Earl C ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, WI
Trachta, Eldred ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CO

One airmen, T/Sgt. Paul B. LeFever, survived the crash and the war.

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


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2558448
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Earl C Nordgren (4 Jul 1920–24 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2558448, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .