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Sgt Dirk Roor

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Sgt Dirk Roor Veteran

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death
21 Feb 1945 (aged 19)
Austria
Burial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands Add to Map
Plot
Plot M, Row, Grave 13
Memorial ID
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Entered the service from New York.

Serialnumber: 42-51851
Type: B-24J
Destination: Vienna, Austria
Mission: Combat
MACR: 12453

Dirk Roor enlisted with the Air Corps on 17 March 1944 at Fort Dix in New Jersey.

I was Navigator flying in Able 23 position. I saw A/C #40, which was flying in Able 21 position, drop its bombs at 1322 hours and then when the formation rallied right, A/C #40 continued in a straight flight on a course of about 120 degree losing altitude, but apparently under control with all four engines operating, and no outward indications of serious damage. Statement from 2nd Lt Charles W. Fryer.
Sgt Roor did not bail out but was killed when the plane crash landed.

Sgt Roor was initially buried at Saint Avold Cemetery near Metz, France.

Received a Air Medal and Purple Heart.
Entered the service from New York.

Serialnumber: 42-51851
Type: B-24J
Destination: Vienna, Austria
Mission: Combat
MACR: 12453

Dirk Roor enlisted with the Air Corps on 17 March 1944 at Fort Dix in New Jersey.

I was Navigator flying in Able 23 position. I saw A/C #40, which was flying in Able 21 position, drop its bombs at 1322 hours and then when the formation rallied right, A/C #40 continued in a straight flight on a course of about 120 degree losing altitude, but apparently under control with all four engines operating, and no outward indications of serious damage. Statement from 2nd Lt Charles W. Fryer.
Sgt Roor did not bail out but was killed when the plane crash landed.

Sgt Roor was initially buried at Saint Avold Cemetery near Metz, France.

Received a Air Medal and Purple Heart.


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  • Maintained by: ✞ ForgetMeNot
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 6, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56303308/dirk-roor: accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Dirk Roor (14 Dec 1925–21 Feb 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56303308, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands; Maintained by ✞ ForgetMeNot (contributor 47425754).