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Julian Louis Heimendinger


Killed in Action (KIA) 28 September 1944

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb 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...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97101

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Gt Falls 6/2/44; Dorval 9/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-764]; transferred 8 AFSC 7/4/44; 388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; force landed Fouches, Lux? 9/11/44; Salvaged 28/11/44.

  • 43-38404

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/44; Hunter 7/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG [A] Knettishall 2/9/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 28/9/44 with Capt Julian Heimendinger, Bombardier: Harry Knight, Radio Operator: Bill Hutter, Ball turret gunner: John...


Event Location Date
Born Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Germany 28 September 1944
Died 28 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
28 January 2015 21:37:21 DLThornton Changes to middlename and events

My mother was Julian's wife. My oldest brother and sister were Julian's children. I have photos of Julian and his B17 that I will upload later. Jack Edwards was living in Seattle as recently as September 2013. I will contact him and his family to add updates.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:38 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC MACR 9377 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9377 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database