1LT Paul C Zaenglein, Jr

1LT Paul C Zaenglein, Jr

Death 7 Aug 1945 (aged 21)
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Range 10, all of Lot 35
Memorial ID 75188363 · View Source
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Age 21y 1m 13d

Paul served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on a B-24J #44-41494, 431st Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 121 Southern Pkwy., Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He was first declared "Missing In Action" and later, when his remains were found, he was noted as "Killed In Action". He was on his 23rd mission while flying in the lead plane in a bombing mission over Kyusliu, Japan.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was first interred overseas and later re-interred here on December 22, 1948.

Service # O-928148

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-41494:

DeForest, James W ~ T/Sgt, Radar Operator, D.C.
Fisher, Richard R ~ Cpl, Gunner, OH
Gettleson, Charles E ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, IA
Jenkins, Gaines H, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Lemmon, Jack P ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, OR
Miklos, John ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Morgan, John H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI
Nicol, David A ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Zaenglein, Paul C, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NY
Zdrojkowski, Louis R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MI

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )




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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 19 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75188363
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Paul C Zaenglein, Jr (24 Jun 1924–7 Aug 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75188363, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .