George Altmann KainMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
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May 10, 1943, took off from Gander in B-17 42-3143 en route to Prestwick, Scotland, but landed at Bunduran, Ireland.
Shot down 30 July 1943 in B-17 42-29746. Wounded in Action (WIA). Died in a POW Hospital near Arnhem a few days later on Aug. 4, 1943.
Initially buried in the Moscowa Cemetery in Arnhem, but his body was eventually returned to Mount Vernon, NY in January of 1949 and buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, NY.
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|Mount Vernon, New York, USA||7 June 1922||His parents were George H. Kain, a Mount Vernon, NY Policeman, and Theresia (Altmann) Kain.|
|Mount Vernon, New York, USA||18 June 1940||Enlisted NYSG and assigned 27th Division, HQ Detachment.|
|Kimbolton||31 May 1943 - 30 July 1943||RAF Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England.|
Wounded in Action (WIA)
|Angeren, The Netherlands||30 July 1943||Shot down over Angeren, Holland on the return to RAF Kimbolton from bombing mission (80) to Kassel, Germany. Initially survived the explosion/crash of his B-17 over Angeren, but died Aug. 4, 1943 in a POW Hospital near Arnhem, The Netherlands.|
|Arnhem, The Netherlands||4 August 1943||Died Aug. 4, 1943 in a POW Hospital near Arnhem, The Netherlands.|
|New Rochelle, New York, USA||20 January 1949||Buried Jan. 20 (ca.), 1949, in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, NY.|
Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey pp. 116
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1943 news clipping believed to be out of copyright and in the public domain.