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Arlon Franklin Ziegler

Military

Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Allard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner and Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Bonds

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Cogwin

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer and Tail Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanley Goldstein

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 487th Bomb Group

  • Robert Klink

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Mackenzie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group

  • Donald Mann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 838BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Francis McCann

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group

  • John Pearson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 839th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Effingham, IL 8 August 1921

Son of Erwin H. L. and Pauline B. [Burrow] Ziegler.

Enlisted East St Louis, IL 18 September 1940

East St Louis, Illinois

Based Lavenham 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF.

Ground Collision Lavenham, UK 30 May 1944

Ground collision by other B-24 on ground at Lavenham. Crew OK RTD

Died Long Beach, CA 23 June 2008
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cypress, Orange County, CA 26 June 2008

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress, Orange County, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2021 18:38:16 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84366291/arlon-f-ziegler-wwii-army-enlistme...
https://www.fold3.com/record/82720193/arlon-franklin-ziegler-social-secu...
https://www.fold3.com/record/620318074/arlon-ziegler-1921-veterans-affai...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27856892/arlon-franklin-ziegler

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2014 12:53:55 IWMPM Changes to biography, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

487th BG http://www.487thbg.org/roster/487thXYZ.htm

'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces. Volume 3. ETO Area - April 1944 - June 1944'. Bishop, Stan D & Hey, John A. Bishop Book Productions. 2009. ISBN 978-0-9547685-3-9

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Sup / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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