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Louis Stanley Prangl

Military

Assigned to 569BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Chemnitz in B-17 43-39079 14-Feb-45; downed by flak near Wiesbaden. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12350

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Leonard Gaik

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 569BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Chemnitz in B-17 43-39079 14-Feb-45; downed by flak near Wiesbaden. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12350 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-39079

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 25/11/44; Grenier 7/12/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-R] Framlingham 12/12/44; Missing in Action Chemnitz 14/2/45 with Len Gaik, Jim Carroll, Bill Eckerle, Joe Evanovich, Bill Hoffstetter, Lou Prangi, Bob Glaman (7 Killed in Action);...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA 24 August 1924

Son of John Joseph and Matilda [Pazur] Prangl.

Based Framlingham 1944 – 14 February 1945

Assigned to 569BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Wiesbaden, Germany 14 February 1945
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery 1946

Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Plot H Row 16 Grave 24

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2022 16:16:01 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763094
https://www.fold3.com/image/655988647
https://www.fold3.com/record/529881088/louis-s-prangl-american-battle-mo...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56302846/louis-stanley-prangl

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2022 19:52:43 FredWaring51 Changes to media associations
Sources

Source is from the late Elaine Prangl Jameson the sister of Louis Stanley Prangl

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2022 19:50:54 FredWaring51 Changes to media associations
Sources

Source is the late Elaine Prangl Jameson sister of Louis Stanley Prangl

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2022 19:48:05 FredWaring51 Changes to middlename, awards and media associations
Sources

Source is the late Elaine Prangl Jameson sister to Louis Stanley Prangl

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12350 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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