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SSGT Albert H Kahler

SSGT Albert H Kahler

Birth
Death 7 Aug 1944
Lisieux, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot I, 191 192
Memorial ID 3301563 · View Source
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Husband of Mildred A. Kahler who resided in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Albert served as a Staff Sergeant & Engineer / Gunner on B-26B #42-96113, 585th Bomber Squadron, 394th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Clay County, Iowa prior to the war.

B-26B #42-96113 took off from Station 455, England on an operational mission to Nogent Sur Seine, France. They were hit and shot down by German ground anti-aircraft fire and crashed near Lisieux, France during the war.

Albert was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on June 22, 1950.

Service # 37196265

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Airmen who perished on B-26B #42-96113:

Drapola, Frank J ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Kahler, Albert H ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, IA
Lee, Clinton M ~ Maj, Pilot, SD
Parsons, Richard H ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Short, Donald W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MA
Tangen, Bjarne C ~ Capt, Bombardier, MN
Thornton, Arthur E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, OH
Waite, John, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, ME

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

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SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3301563
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Albert H Kahler (unknown–7 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3301563, citing Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .