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SSGT Heinz H Thannhauser

SSGT Heinz H Thannhauser

Birth
Germany
Death 15 Aug 1944 (aged 25)
Italy
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 82 SITE 90-92
Memorial ID 44372267 · View Source
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Heinz served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-26C (#42-107711), 441st Bomber Squadron, 320th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Orleans County, Louisiana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 10, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Heinz was "Killed In Action" when his B-26 crashed into the side of Monte Azza in Italy shortly after takeoff during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on March 18, 1949.

Service # 31296512

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Airmen who perished on B-26C (#42-107711):

Barron, William C ~ T/Sgt, Engineer/Gunner, Louisiana
Bouchard, Wallace M ~ Capt, Observer, Maine
Bratton, Charles T ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, Kentucky
Mitchell, Rolland L ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Illinois
Summers, Harmon R ~ S/Sgt, Bombardier, California
Thannhauser, Heinz H ~, S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Louisiana
Trunk, Paul E ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Pennsylvania
Winters, William M ~ S/Sgt, Photographer/Gunner, Kansas

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

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  • Created by: Eric Kreft
  • Added: 15 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44372267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Heinz H Thannhauser (28 Sep 1918–15 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44372267, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Eric Kreft (contributor 46843358) .