Emil Junior Siewert

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 55426 - 2nd Lt Emil J. Siewert Pilot: "Nelson King"

Assigned to 351BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin 24-May-44 in in B-17 42-31306 'Nelson King'; shot down by fighters, crashed Ostprignitz. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5165

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18034465
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37412427
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33288676
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16089386 / O-746582
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-701481
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nelson King
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hobart, Indiana, USA 1920-11-09 Son of Emil Ernest and Mildred Estella [Richmond] Siewert.

Died

Ostprignitz, Germany 1944-05-24

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Thorpe Abbotts 1944-05-24 Assigned to 351BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Evergreen Memorial Park Hobart, Lake County, IN Re-Interred Evergreen Memorial Park Hobart, Lake County, Indiana

Revisions

Date12 Mar 2022 15:48:17
Contributortjgerber
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Family Photos

Date1 Feb 2022 00:33:30
Contributortjgerber
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My wife is the great niece of Emil Siewert. I have obtained some original documents related to his service as the pilot of the "Nelson King" and his crew. He was shot down on May 24, 1944 over Germany returning from a bombing run.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5165 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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