Irvin Ernest Germolus

Military
media-54729.jpeg UPL 54729 Leonard J. Crandell crew, 44BG.

Rear L-R: William Croll, Bertil Carlberg, Leonard Crandell.
Front L-R: Walter Battenberg, Larry Feeney, Robert Ogilive, Irvin Germolus, James Brown Jr, James Roach.

USAAF Photo

Object Number - UPL 54729 - Leonard J. Crandell crew, 44BG. Rear L-R: William Croll, Bertil Carlberg, Leonard Crandell. Front L-R: Walter Battenberg, Larry Feeney, Robert...

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13601



Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The 'semiofficial' insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16153522 / O-720197
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Kay Bar
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 44th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 67th Bomb Squadron 68th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: William L Beigel Collection
  • Object Number: Document 22349
  • Description: Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Staff Sergeant Irwin E Germolus of the 44th Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Albany, CA 19 April 1925 Son of Frank R and Ella M Germolus.

Died

24 March 1945

Buried/ Commemorated

Sunset View Cemetery El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, CA Sunset View Cemetery El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, Clifornia

Based

24 March 1945 Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

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