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SSGT Claude Melvin Engler, Jr

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SSGT Claude Melvin Engler, Jr

  • Birth 14 Jan 1924 Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 13 Jul 1950 At Sea
  • Burial Lime Ridge, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Fountain Lawn
  • Memorial ID 32184112

☆~♰ Korean War - Killed in Action ♰~☆

Staff Sergeant Engler was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 325th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group. On July 13, 1950, while making a bombing run at Oki-Gunto, Korea, bombs prematurely exploded and the aircraft crashed near Dogo Island, Japan. His remains were recovered. Staff Sergeant Engler was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Claude was the third of four children.

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  • Created by: Star Kline
  • Added: 15 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32184112
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Claude Melvin Engler, Jr (14 Jan 1924–13 Jul 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32184112, citing Elan Memorial Cemetery, Lime Ridge, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Star Kline (contributor 46964248) .