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Conrad Louis Kantzler

Military

Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8860

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Richard Wilson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8860 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 855th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40234 'Times Awaisting'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall with Richard Wilson crew. Mid air collision with B-24 44-40246 'Aint Bluffing', tailed sheared off, control lost. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44. 2 x POW, 8 x KIA MACR 8860

Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY 21 September 1918

Son of Louis C and Irene Kantzler.

Lived in Forest Hills, NY 1942

Husband to Elnore Doris Kantzler. Forrest Hills, NY.

Enlisted Fort Jay, Governors Island, NY 13 April 1942

Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York

Died Dusseldorf, Germany 13 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 KIA MACR 8860

Buried Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Plot C Row 1 Grave 7

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 20:41:40 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 15:22:20 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname, service number, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.491st.org roster;
MACR 8860

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2020 02:52:18 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Added the words "Possible DUPLICATE" in the nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8860

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