Lost in action in WWII
He was the son of Mr and Mrs Amel Sundal, and his sibling were Rosella, Ivan and Orin. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1939, and attended South Dakota State College for one and a half years. He was engaged to Orpha Sandbeck.
Sundal was the co-pilot on B-24J #42-73060, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron.
En route to Rangoon, Burma on a combat mission, the formation of B-24s came under attack by enemy fighters. In one of the passes, a zero made an attack from about three o'clock. As the fighter went through the formation, it struck Sundal's bomber at about the waist position, cutting the fuselage in half and tearing off the zero's tail. Both planes spun out of control and crashed.
He received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
Sundal is also memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.
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