Julius Lemeul Kleiman

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed in Action while serving as a Ball Turret gunner aboard B-17 41-9074, 97BG/340BS 7-Sep-42 on mission to Rotterdam, Holland. Sgt. Kleinman was the only KIA on the aircraft which returned with battle damage to Polebrook. 8 other crewmen returned uninjured.

 

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Staten Island, New York 7 August 1922 Born Staten Island, New York

Enlisted

New York City New York 12 September 1940 Enlisted New York City New York

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

Rotterdam, Holland 7 September 1942 Killed in Action (KIA) Rotterdam, Holland

Buried/ Commemorated

Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, New Jersey 1 January 1948 Re-Interred Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery Arneytown, Burlington County, New Jersey

Revisions

Date
Changes
Sources

Lee Cunningham 21-Oct-2014. 'Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces' Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & th Air Forces p. 31