Louis V Froeliger

Military

Object Number - UPL 13377 - B17G 43-38501, code BK-C, "Sweet Chariot" 546th BS was the last 384th Bomb Group aircraft to be lost in combat, shot down on the mission to the...

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Albersfeld on 25 April 1945 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' 43-38501. MACR 14317
The last B-17 lost by the 384th bombardment Group.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15122521
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36683324
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13187746
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
The insignia of the 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16189708
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flexible Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36642712
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sweet chariot
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Illinois, USA 27 August 1920

Enlisted

Chicago, IL, USA 9 December 1942 RESIDENCE: Peoria County, Illinois Private, Air Corps

Other

Assigned

4 April 1945 Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 546th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew. Three combat missions.

Died

Los Angeles, CA, USA 24 May 2004 Burial: Oakwood Memorial Park Chatsworth Los Angeles County California, USA

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 25 April 1945 POW Camp: Not identified in National Archives POW database.

Revisions

Date27 Feb 2015 17:11:18
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
Find A Grave
NARA Enlisted Data Base

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:22
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14317 / MACR 14317, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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