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Frank Joe Kuentz

Military

Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11591.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Richard Dickey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

Aircraft

  • 42-95753 'Taboo' 'My Gal'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. It was lost on 23-Dec-44 on diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Waco, TX, USA 4 September 1917

Son of Mrs F J Kuentz.

Lived in Dallas County, TX, USA 1941
Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 19 November 1942
Based Hethel 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF.

Died Breisach, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground. KIA MACR 11591.

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Interred
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-Avold
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France.

Buried San Antonio, TX 78234, USA June 1949

Re-Interred
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2017 10:41:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/84889374_frank_j%20kuentz/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952957/?terms=Frank%20J%20Kuentz
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3029743

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