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TSGT Alvin George Bader

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TSGT Alvin George Bader Veteran

Birth
Heil, Grant County, North Dakota, USA
Death
2 Nov 1944 (aged 22)
Arnhem, Arnhem Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Burial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands Add to Map
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Alvin Bader attended college for one year.

He enlisted in Butte, Montana on 6 August 1942.

He was a technical sergeant on B-17 "8 Ball MK III, when he was Killed in Action on a raid against the synthetic oil factory in Sterkrade, Germany.

The aircraft was hit by flak in one engine and fell out of formation. It was last seen when it was still under control. Nine crew members bailed out at about 500 feet near Arnhem while the B-17 was on auto-pilot. It crashed in a field in Eerbeek. T/Sgt Bader's remains were found near the wreck. Apparently his parachute didn't open in time. He was initially buried at the Catholic Cemetery of Brummen. The other crew members were taken prisoner.

https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-margraten-b/49785-bader-alvin-g

Contributor: ET (47514618) •
Alvin Bader attended college for one year.

He enlisted in Butte, Montana on 6 August 1942.

He was a technical sergeant on B-17 "8 Ball MK III, when he was Killed in Action on a raid against the synthetic oil factory in Sterkrade, Germany.

The aircraft was hit by flak in one engine and fell out of formation. It was last seen when it was still under control. Nine crew members bailed out at about 500 feet near Arnhem while the B-17 was on auto-pilot. It crashed in a field in Eerbeek. T/Sgt Bader's remains were found near the wreck. Apparently his parachute didn't open in time. He was initially buried at the Catholic Cemetery of Brummen. The other crew members were taken prisoner.

https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-margraten-b/49785-bader-alvin-g

Contributor: ET (47514618) •

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Montana.




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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 6, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296453/alvin_george-bader: accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Alvin George Bader (4 Nov 1921–2 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56296453, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557).