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2Lt. Howard John Kalbach Jr.

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2Lt. Howard John Kalbach Jr.

Birth
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
11 Sep 1944 (aged 21)
Germany
Burial
Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Plot
SECTION 2, SITE 1821
Memorial ID
858724 View Source

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

Son of Howard John Kalbach, Sr. and Catherine Mullen Kalbach.

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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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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

Son of Howard John Kalbach, Sr. and Catherine Mullen Kalbach.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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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