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Sgt Daniel R Tachan

Sgt Daniel R Tachan

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 5 Dec 1944 (aged 18–19)
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 79 SITE 265-267
Memorial ID 46319576 · View Source
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Daniel served as a Sergeant and Ball Turret Gunner on B-17G "Little Lulu" #42-39963, 423rd Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 12, 1944 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.

Daniel was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by enemy flak and crashed near Berlin, Germany during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on May 5, 1950.

Service # 42060684

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-39963:

Eschenbach, William J ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, Indiana
Frantz, Donald R ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Colorado
Jarvis, Robert D ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, New York
Laubach, Charles C, Jr ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, Maryland
Pauko, Andrew, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Ohio
Stetler, Wayne M ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Ohio
Tachan, Daniel R ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, New York

Airmen who became POW's from B-17G #42-39963:
Dealy, Arthur G ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier
Culbert, Samuel J, Jr ~ FO, Navigator

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

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 4 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46319576
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Daniel R Tachan (1925–5 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46319576, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .