2Lt Frederick Stanley “Fritzi” Zimmerli

2Lt Frederick Stanley “Fritzi” Zimmerli

Birth
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Death 16 Nov 1944 (aged 28)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Husband of B. Zimmerli who resided in Kansas City, Kansas.

Frederick served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24J #44-40962, 23rd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kansas City, Kansas prior to the war.

B-24J #44-40962 took off, with a crew of 10 & 5 other B-24's, from Morotai Island on a combat mission over a Japanese fleet in North Borneo.

After a successful bombing run, which sunk the Japanese oiler Kyoei Maru, while returning to base B-24J #44-40962 radioed that they were damaged by ground anti-aircraft fire and were bailing out 20 miles southwest of Siaoe island. 8 of the crew were able to bailout and only 4 survived and were later picked up.

Frederick was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-769334

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-40962:

Chapman, Albert T, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, GA
Crum, Charles D ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Hansen, Grant N ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, UT
Norris, Wyatt A ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Patrick, Melton D ~ Sgt, Gunner, TN
Zimmerli, Frederick S ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, KS

Those rescued were 2nd Lt. Carlos C. Page (Navigator), S/Sgt. Thomas J. Honsowitz (Engineer), Sgt. Paul P. Makuchan (Gunner), and Sgt. Edwin I. Mills (Gunner).

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Husband of Donna Kathleen (Johnston) Zimmerli of Kansas City, Kansas.


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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56764481
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Frederick Stanley “Fritzi” Zimmerli (20 Feb 1916–16 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56764481, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .