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Father Francis Dietzler, formerly a radio operator of the 91st Bomb Group, who now lives as a Trappist Monk in Brazil.

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Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Francis Dietzler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down by German fighters during a mission over Merseberg, on 2 November 1944, it was his 30th Mission. The aircraft caught fire and he bailed out with a pierced lung and broken arm. He was captured near Kothen and taken to the hospital there to be...

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Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 12:38:22 Emily Changes to collection
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O ESTADO DE S. PAULO

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2015 09:29:07 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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Photography by HELVIO ROMERO, O ESTADÃO DE S. PAULO

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