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SSGT Julius S Molnar

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SSGT Julius S Molnar

Birth
Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Death
6 Aug 1945 (aged 20–21)
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
Burial
Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 82 Site 156
Memorial ID
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Tail gunner of B-24 "Taloa" (serial number 44-40716). Shot down and crashed near Hiroshima on 28 July 1945. It was believed that he was taken prisoner and held at the Chugoku Military Police Headquarters and died with at least ten other Americans held prisoner of war in the atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.

The death date on his grave marker was initially engraved 6 August 1945 which would coincide with the date of the atomic bomb blast and some time later, 28 July 1945 was engraved on it which would lead one to believe that he died in the plane crash or shortly after.
Tail gunner of B-24 "Taloa" (serial number 44-40716). Shot down and crashed near Hiroshima on 28 July 1945. It was believed that he was taken prisoner and held at the Chugoku Military Police Headquarters and died with at least ten other Americans held prisoner of war in the atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.

The death date on his grave marker was initially engraved 6 August 1945 which would coincide with the date of the atomic bomb blast and some time later, 28 July 1945 was engraved on it which would lead one to believe that he died in the plane crash or shortly after.

Inscription

SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details

July 28, 1945 as DOD is in error-it was the day the bomber he was on was shot down.




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  • Created by: Jami
  • Added: Jan 6, 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32720334/julius_s-molnar: accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Julius S Molnar (1924–6 Aug 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 32720334, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by Jami (contributor 46954307).