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SSgt Louis F Ahr, III

SSgt Louis F Ahr, III

New York, USA
Death 22 Jul 1944 (aged 19–20)
Bucharest, Bucuresti Municipality, Romania
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot B Row 24 Grave 8
Memorial ID 56356829 · View Source
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Son of Louis F. Ahr, Jr. who resided in Hamburg, New York.

Louis served as a Staff Sergeant & Assistant Radio Operator on B-17G #42-32028, 346th Bomber Squadron, 99th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Hamburg, Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 4, 1943 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a machine shop and also as Single, without dependents.

B-17G #42-32028 experienced engine trouble from enemy flak which caused the crew to bailout. While bailing out Louis' parachute didn't open.

Louis was "Killed In Action" during the war.

He was awarded a Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32831910

The rest of the crew survived.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


Two members of this crew were KIA -
S/Sgt Louis F Ahr III
& 2Lt John J Flynn (Bombardier)



  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56356829
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Louis F Ahr, III (1924–22 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56356829, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .