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2Lt. George Sharpless Dietz

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2Lt. George Sharpless Dietz Veteran

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
23 Sep 1943 (aged 23)
Carentoir, Departement du Morbihan, Bretagne, France
Burial
Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France Add to Map
Plot
Plot L, Row 11, Grave 9
Memorial ID
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Killed in Action (KIA) on 23-Sep-43 in P47-D 42-7995, 353rd FG / 352nd FS while on a mission to escort bombers attacking the port area of Nantes, France.

His fighter flight encountered German fighters NW of Nantes and in the ensuing battle he was shot down by Feldwedle Ernst Henning flying a FW-190 from JG 2/1.

The P-47 impacted the ground near Carentoir, France. Lt. Dietz was recovered and is interred in the Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial in France, where he lies in Plot L, Row 11, Grave 9.
Killed in Action (KIA) on 23-Sep-43 in P47-D 42-7995, 353rd FG / 352nd FS while on a mission to escort bombers attacking the port area of Nantes, France.

His fighter flight encountered German fighters NW of Nantes and in the ensuing battle he was shot down by Feldwedle Ernst Henning flying a FW-190 from JG 2/1.

The P-47 impacted the ground near Carentoir, France. Lt. Dietz was recovered and is interred in the Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial in France, where he lies in Plot L, Row 11, Grave 9.

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Maryland



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  • Maintained by: SUMMER
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 7, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56350779/george_sharpless-dietz: accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt. George Sharpless Dietz (24 Dec 1919–23 Sep 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56350779, citing Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France; Maintained by SUMMER (contributor 50434400).