TSgt Keith William Sauer

TSgt Keith William Sauer

Birth
Lewisville, Jefferson County, Idaho, USA
Death 30 Aug 1943 (aged 22)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56763238 · View Source
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Mrs. Bertha Sauer, of Idaho Falls, RFD 2, received word from the war department on September 4th that her son, Keith Sauer, was missing in action.

Keith had been a former member of the National Guard Company. When his enlistment period was up and he was discharged, he joined the Army Air Corps shortly afterward.

He went overseas in January, 1943, and was a radio man and gunner on a B-24.

Keith wrote to his mother that they had been in many flying missions and wished that he could give the details relative to the missions. Pictures received by his mother revealed that he was very thin, and he stated that he was busy.

The war department's telegram stated he was missing in action since August 20th. Mrs. Sauer received 2 more letters from him dated the 23rd and 26th of August. The war department was contacted, and they admitted a mistake was made and that the date should have read August 30th.

Taken from the following published sources:
Rigby, Jefferson County, Idaho, Thursday, September 9, 1943 - front page
and
Rigby, Jefferson County, Idaho, Thursday, September 23rd, 1943 - front page with a picture.


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SAUER, Keith W. T SGT
372 BOMB SQ
307 BOMB GP, (H) IDAHO

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Idaho.

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  • Maintained by: Valerie Blake
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56763238
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Keith William Sauer (21 Jul 1921–30 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56763238, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Valerie Blake (contributor 47239766) .