1Lt John Norman Fredd, Jr

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1Lt John Norman Fredd, Jr

  • Birth 1923 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 19 Jul 1944 Germany
  • Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
  • Plot Plot D Row 11 Grave 16
  • Memorial ID 56655174

Son of John Norman Fredd, Sr. and Belle Bair Fredd.

John, who resided at 1110 Woodlawn Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24G (#42-78284), in the 720th Bomber Squadron, 450th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force based in Italy during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on March 12, 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware and was noted as employed as an Airplane Mech. and as being Single, without dependents.

John was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was hit by enemy flk and crashed near Fuerstenfeldbrueck, Germany during the war.

He had served with the Air Corps for two year and five months at the time of his death and was decorated with the Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

Service # O-798118

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Airmen who perished on B-24G (#42-78284):

Fredd, John N ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Delaware
Howell, Eugene R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Kansas
Possinger, Delmar E ~ Sgt, Engineer/Gunner, Pennsylvania
Posson, John L ~ T/Sgt, Radar Operator, California
Weidman, Lloyd E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Pennsylvania

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Airmen who POW's from B-24G (#42-78284):

Carlson, Sidney E ~ Lt, Bombardier
Correll, Stanley J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner
Pettry, Charles H ~ Corp, Radio Operator
Sorenson, Raymond L E ~ Pfc, Gunner
Staples, Seth P ~ Pfc, Gunner
Webber, Carl B ~ Sgt, Gunner

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

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56655174
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt John Norman Fredd, Jr (1923–19 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56655174, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .