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Johnnie Frank Eilert

Military

Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. ETD

Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Post war: Served in USAF in Korean conflict.

Service

People

  • Edward Kaminski

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730th Squadron. ...

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Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107073 Silver Shed House

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 13/2/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green [6K-J] 14/3/44; crash landed Honington base, Sfk. 30/7/44, repaired and returned to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Moulton, TX 26 May 1921

Son of F J Eilert.

Based Deopham Green 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 2 June 2013
Buried Fort Bliss National Cemetery El Paso, El Paso County, TX 5 June 2013

Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso,
El Paso County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2022 16:37:15 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/628000371
https://www.fold3.com/record/629830197/johnnie-f-eilert-social-security-...
https://www.fold3.com/record/84774608/johnnie-f-eilert-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.fold3.com/record/717656126/eilert-johnnie-f-us-veterans-grav...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150521414/johnnie-f-eilert

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1999 Unit Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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