2LT Howard John Kalbach, Jr

2LT Howard John Kalbach, Jr

Death 11 Sep 1944
Burial Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Plot SECTION 2, SITE 1821
Memorial ID 858724 · View Source
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Son of Howard John Kalbach, Sr. and Catherine Mullen Kalbach.

Howard, who resided at 114 Kentucky Avenue, Newport, Delaware, served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-17G (#43-38047), 350th Bomber Squadron, 100th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Howard was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by enemy aircraft causing it to exploded and crash near Gottesgab, Germany (now Czech Republic) during the war.

He has served in the Air Corps for one year and eight months at the time of his death and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in France and was later repatriated here on December 12, 1949.

Service # O-873849

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Airmen who perished on B-17G (#43-38047):

Farnsworth, Elmer L ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, TX
Kalbach, Howard J ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, DE
Linguanti, Vincent S ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Pitts, Philip D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, VA
Raine, Joseph H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, CA

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




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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 858724
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Howard John Kalbach, Jr (unknown–11 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 858724, citing Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .