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Ralph H Ballmer


Hit by flak and broke up in mid-air and crashed N of Diepholz, GR on a mission to Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97527. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97527

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Grenier 6/1/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-K] Podington 5/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Rex Townsend, Co-pilot: Gunnar Swanson, Navigator: Ken Kinsella, Bombardier: Ralph Ballmer, Flight engineer...


Event Location Date
Born Toledo, Ohio, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 6 March 1944
Died 6 March 1944
Buried Ohio


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2996 / MACR 2996, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database