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Theodore A Kline

Military

Shot down 13 April 1945 in B-17 #4339184. Killed in Action (KIA). Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft.

Service

Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-39184

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 30/12/44; Dow Fd 10/1/45; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-U] Nuthampstead 27/2/45; (22m) Missing in Action Neumunster 13/4/45 with Emil Martinek, Navigator: Roger Campbell, Radio Operator: Alf Cason, Ball turret gunner: Francis Gardippe,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Monroe Center, Illinois, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 13 April 1945
Died 13 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14176 / MACR 14176, mention in Hell from Heaven: Memoirs of a WW II B-17 Bombardier by Leonard Streitfeld p.176 and 398th BG web site. / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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