Jerome Pfullmann

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed in Action (KIA), went on secret leaflet mission on 3 Jan 45, his plane was to make a run over Holland, participating in psychological warfare by dropping leaflets which included a holiday message from the Dutch Queen and reports of how the war had turned in favor of the Allies. The plane had a malfunction 5 minutes after takeoff and crashed in the village of Aston-Clinton and exploded on impact. All 10 crew members were killed

Awards: PH.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 406th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19151770 / O-775027
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52650) nicknamed "Cancer ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by the artist Phillip S Brinkman.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Cancer
  • Unit: 406th Bomb Group 458th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 801st Bomb Group 406th Bomb Squadron 834th Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New Brannfels, Texas 1923-09-01 Son of Arthur Adolph and Tonie [Soechting] Pfullmann.

Buried

1945-01-04 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Died

Aston Clinton, UK 1945-01-03 Crashed Aston Clinton in B-24 42-52650 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15974

Enlisted

San Antonio, TX, USA 1943-02-23
Comal County, TX, USA

Based

Harrington 1945-01-03 Assigned to 406BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF.