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Jerome Irwin Flohr

Military

Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Rodgers Crew. 27 x combat missions. According to J. Hallam, the radio operator, Flohr was killed just before a mission. The crew were waiting beside the aircraft in a tent. Flohr said that he was going off to get a parachute from supply. As he walked over to get his chute, he was struck by a truck. Because of blackout rules the truck's lights had only narrow slits that did not provide very much visibility. Flohr died later of his injury. Died non Battle (DNB)

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Henry Rodgers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30230 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; following Regensburg shuttle mission suffered battle damaged over Bordeaux on return trip to base 24/8/43, with Lloyd...

  • 42-3295 Tech Supply / Wailuiku Maid

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 TECH SUPPLY; crash landed base ex-Pas De Calais 24/12/43, Salvaged 2/6/45. WAILUIKU MAID.

  • 42-39861 Ramp Tramp

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 13/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; sal 31/5/45.

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 16 August 1917

Son of Abraham Flohr.

Enlisted New York, NY, USA 15 January 1942

New York City, New York

Based Knettishall 1943 – 26 November 1943

Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 26 November 1943

Hit by truck on aerodrome. Died non Battle (DNB)

Buried Mount Hebron Cemetery Flushing, Queens County, NY November 1948

Mount Hebron Cemetery
Flushing,
Queens County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2021 17:42:55 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/319296821
https://www.fold3.com/image/694843658
https://slidetodoc.com/jerome-flohr-a-photo-album-by-bob-bogash/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77597857/jerome-i-flohr

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2021 18:48:58 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Updated Died event per info on headstone application at fold3.com.
SOURCE: https://www.fold3.com/image/319296821?terms=i,jerome,flohr

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2021 18:38:28 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added punctuation in the "Description section" of the Died event to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2017 23:58:02 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-FLO01-...
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=498964

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement, p. 370, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p.254-5 with picture of plane / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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