1Lt Ehle H Reber


1Lt Ehle H Reber

Bieber, Lassen County, California, USA
Death 23 Jan 1943 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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His mother was Beulah Smith, sister Cora Rogers and brothers Clifford and Leslie of Malin, Oregon


Ehle served as a First Lieutenant and Pilot on B-17 "Jerry Jinx" (#41-24607), 427th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Klamath County, Oregon prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 14, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Ord, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

Ehle was declared "Missing In Action", along with the entire crew, while on mission to Lorient, France when they had to ditch their plane in the Bay of Biscay after being downed by German fighters.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-414648


Aircrew who perished on B-17 "Jerry Jinx" (#41-24607):

Blankenship, Irwin D., S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, California
Byrom, Jarold J., 1st Lt, Navigator, Oklahoma
Gross, Luther M., S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, North Carolina
Hamilton, Duke L., Jr., T/Sgt, Engineer, Wyoming
Hand, Victor G., Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Mississippi
Mayo, Donald A., S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Maine
Milford, Roger W., S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Louisiana
Mitchell, Allan D., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Nebraska
Reber, Ehle H., 1st Lt, Pilot, Oregon
Swindle, Robert J., 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Arkansas

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


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  • Maintained by: LTC Stephen R. Pain
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56293613
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Ehle H Reber (30 Jan 1920–23 Jan 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56293613, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by LTC Stephen R. Pain (contributor 47744367) .