1Lt James B Ohrt

Birth
Wisconsin, USA
Death 22 Feb 1944 (aged 27)
Germany
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot J Row 48 Grave 24
Memorial ID 56659122 · View Source
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His next of kin was noted as being Mrs. Harriet B. Ohrt who resided in Tampa, Florida.

James served as a First Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-24D #42-72847, 513rd Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on May 11, 1942. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesmen and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24D #42-72847 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission over Regensburg, Germany. After the bombing mission was completed B-24J #42-100253, for an unknown reason, crashed into B-24D #42-72847 causing both aircraft to crash in Germany during the war.

James was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-794446

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-72847:

Andrews, Ralph H ~ T/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, NH
Folck, Alfred C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, OH
Herbert, Glendon M ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, IN
Koslow, Walter J, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NY
Mosher, Warren A ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, RI
O'Brien, David D ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, MA
Ohrt, James B ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, WI
Simpson, Maurice E ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, NH

For airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100253 see:

Englen, Robert J ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IL

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

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt James B Ohrt (18 Jul 1916–22 Feb 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56659122, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .