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TSGT Arthur G Bilger

TSGT Arthur G Bilger

Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 30 Aug 1944 (aged 20)
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Sec. S, vet. plot, grave 211
Memorial ID 68268993 · View Source
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Arthur served as a Technical Sergeant & Waist Gunner on B-17 #42-102924, 774th Bomber Squadron, 463rd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 8 Chapel Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 12, 1943 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of miscellaneous electrical equipment (Delco Appliance Division) and also as Single, with dependents. He was a graduate of East High School.

He was send overseas in August 1944 and, at the time of his passing, had completed 12 combat missions.

Arthur was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by German flak and crashed near Prolozoc, Yugoslavia during the war. He was 20 years old.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on November, 21, 1949

Service # 32735233

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Osmond E. Bilger and brother of Mrs.William Guthiel.

( Bio by: FRH and Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


Airmen who perished on B-25D #42-102924:

Bilger, Arthur G ~ T/Sgt, Waist Gunner, NY
Green, Wingate, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, LA
Olney, Ralph ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, MI

The rest of the crew was believed to have become POW's of the German Army.

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

( Special Thanks To: FRH for submitting this record for service updates!


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  • Created by: FRH
  • Added: 12 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68268993
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Arthur G Bilger (30 Apr 1924–30 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68268993, citing Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by FRH (contributor 47324003) .