Arthur Theodore Altman

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 29283 - 2Lt Arthur Altman Jr 20th FG

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. 6 hours combat. Failed to Return (FTR) target support mission to Kiel.
Hit by Naval flak. Last seen going into clouds with engine smoking. Crashed into North Sea in P-38 42-67194. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Jan-44. MACR 1969.

From MACR;
Statement of 1st Lt Jerome C. Serros:

"1st Lt Altman was flying behind me and on my right. I noticed that his right engine was smoking so I called him and told him to feather his propeller. There was no answer. Later, I saw a P-38 go down with an engine smoking. I cannot say for sure that this airplane was Lt Altman’s."

Awards: AM, EAME, PH.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 55th Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description
St Paul, Minnesota

Buried

Netherlands American Cemetery Tablets of the Missing Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands

Other

Killed in action

Wangerooge, Germany 1944-01-05 Failed to Return (FTR) target support mission to Kiel. Hit by Naval flak. Crashed into North Sea in P-38 42-67194. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Jan-44. MACR 1969.

Other

Promotion

Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Born

Ramsey County, MN, USA 1915-12-16 Son of Arthur T and Hazel Louise [Eugley] Altman.

Buried

Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis Hennepin County MN Memorialised Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis Hennepin County Minnesota, USA

Other

Assigned

Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 1943-08-27 - 1944-01-05 Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA, USA 1942-02-24 Los Angeles, California

Revisions

Date20 Mar 2022 21:46:06
Contributorfugari
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corrected deleted mos

Date11 Feb 2022 19:47:37
Contributorjmoore43
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Removed extra info in the "Role/job" field.

Date15 Jul 2017 00:32:25
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JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date7 Sep 2016 14:22:24
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 1969 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:04:11
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1969, 8th AF Losses, WWII Memorial, King;'s Cliffe Memorial Edition / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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