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James Finley Klentzman

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James Finley Klentzman Veteran

Birth
Death
11 Apr 1994 (aged 74)
Burial
Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma, USA Add to Map
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B-17 41-24553 / Nicknamed 'Cherry' the B17 in the Photo in question Assigned to Syracuse 16-Sep-42;Presque Isle 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action, 6-Dec-42 on a mission to bomb the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive factory at Lille, France. Shot down by Uffz Schnell (3/JG26), crashed near Lille, France. First group loss. 9 KIA 1 POW No MACR (missing Air Crew Report) issued. She was assigned to the 305th Bomb Group/422 Bomb Sq. she was shot down Middle East Theatre: Yugoslavia on her first mission. 2nd Lt. James Finley Klentzman was the Co. Pilot.
B-17 41-24553 / Nicknamed 'Cherry' the B17 in the Photo in question Assigned to Syracuse 16-Sep-42;Presque Isle 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action, 6-Dec-42 on a mission to bomb the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive factory at Lille, France. Shot down by Uffz Schnell (3/JG26), crashed near Lille, France. First group loss. 9 KIA 1 POW No MACR (missing Air Crew Report) issued. She was assigned to the 305th Bomb Group/422 Bomb Sq. she was shot down Middle East Theatre: Yugoslavia on her first mission. 2nd Lt. James Finley Klentzman was the Co. Pilot.

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