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Julius L Kleiman


Killed in Action while serving as a Ball Turret gunner aboard B-17E 41-9074, 97BG/340BS 7-Sep-42 on mission to Rotterdam, Holland. Sgt. Kleinman was the only KIA on the aircraft which returned with battle damage to Polebrook. 8 other crewmen returned uninjured.


Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 340th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-9074

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Boise 359BS/303BG 10/4/42; Presque Is 31/5/42; Slated 94BG; transferred 340BS/97BG Polebrook 28/7/42; sustained battle damaged over Rotterdam 7/9/42 and returned to Polebrook. with Capt Hughes, Ball turret gunner: Sgt Julius L. Kleiman KIA,...


  • VIII Bomber Command 11

    7 September 1942
    97BG despatches 15 B-17s to bomb the shipyards at Rotterdam, Holland; 301BG despatches 14 B-17s to bomb targets of opportunity (O) in and around Utrecht, Holland.


Event Location Date
Killed in action 7 September 1942


Date Contributor Update
24 May 2021 16:10:45 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, aircraft associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 21-Oct-2014. 'Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces' Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:40 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & th Air Forces p. 31