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Otto H Ahlers


December 9, 1943 take off crash from Bovington, UK on a weather recon flight in B17#42-37744. 10 KNO. 2 RAF Meteorological Officers aboard.


Units served with

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 1st Combat Crew Replacement Center


  • 42-37744

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/8/43; Tulsa 17/8/43; Scott 1/10/43; Assigned 1 CCRC Gp Bovingdon, then 8AF Weather Flight, Bovingdon 10/6/43; crashed on t/o from Cheddington 9/12/43 with LaVerne Rissinger, Co-pilot: Bill Holcomb, Navigator: Otto Ahlers, Flight...


Event Location Date
Died 9 December 1943
Buried US, originally Brookwood


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The 25th BG (Rcn) by Normsn Malaney, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I, p. 411