2Lt Franklin R Chaimson

2Lt Franklin R Chaimson

New York, USA
Death 27 Apr 1944 (aged 27–28)
Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot Plot D Row 15 Grave 42
Memorial ID 56643154 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Clarilel K. Chaimson who resided in the District Of Columbia.

Franklin served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-17G #42-31477, 709th Bomber Squadron, 447th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in the District Of Columbia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 21, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Pullman porter and also as Married.

Franklin was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by enemy flak causing multiple engine failures and crashed near Nesle-Hodeng, four miles southeast of Neufchatel-en-Bray in France during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-689944

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-31477:

Chaimson, Franklin R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, D.C.
Lorusso, Dominick R ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, New York

The rest of the crew became POW's.

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


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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
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