TSgt Merton E Voigt

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death 16 Jun 1944 (aged 26–27)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Merton served as a Technical Sergeant and Radio Operator/Gunner on B-25D "Hell's Belles" #41-30019, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Los Angeles County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 14, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependent.

Merton was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-25, while on a mission to bomb and strafe Jefman Airfield, was hit by enemy anti-aircraft flak and crashed into the sea off Jefman Island during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 39236540

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30019:

Gribble, Robert M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Pennsylvania
McManus, David P ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, Maryland
Selby, William A ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Ohio
Voigt, Merton E ~ T/Sgt, Radio/Gunner, California
Whittier, George I ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, Massachusetts

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

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56758224
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Merton E Voigt (1917–16 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56758224, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .