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Sgt Howard A Fiedler
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Sgt Howard A Fiedler

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 May 1945 (aged 23–24)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing ~ Court 7
Memorial ID 56130119 · View Source
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Son of Mr. Emil Fiedler who resided in Salem Depot, New Hampshire.

Howard served as a Sergeant & Tail Gunner on B-29 "Long Winded" #42-63509, 99th Bomber Squadron, 9th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 14, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a garage laborer and also as Single, without dependents.

Howard was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-29 was shot down by ground anti-aircraft fire over the Straits of Shimonoseki, Japan, while on a mine-sowing operation.

8 crew members were MIA/KIA, and 3 survived and were rescued by a Navy submarine.

Howard was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 11039634

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Airmen who perished on B-29 #42-63509:

Arnold, Maurice V ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, OH
Dixon, Warren J ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Dutrow, William E ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, PA
Fiedler, Howard A ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, NH
Lewis, Joseph R ~ Capt, Pilot, TX
Row, William E, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Victery, Gary G, Jr ~ S/Sgt, CFC, TX
Yarewick, William ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NY

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56130119
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Howard A Fiedler (1921–23 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56130119, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .