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Louis V Froeliger

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Albersfeld on 25 April 1945 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' 43-38501. MACR 14317
The last B-17 lost by the 384th bombardment Group.

Service

People

  • Robert Blase

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew, 3 combat missions. ...

  • Conrad Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew, 3 combat missions. Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Albersfeld on 25 Apr 45 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' 43-38501

  • Walter Carney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #254 dated 23 December 1943, George K. Spangler Crew, 34 combat missions. ...

  • Sherwood Esplen

    Military | Sergeant | Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew, No combat missions.

  • Milton Haney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD). Shot down on the last 8th AF bombing mission and crashed near Albersfeld on 25 Apr 45 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' #43-38501. Missing Air crew Report #14317

  • Ronald Hodges

    Military | Corporal | Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew, no combat missions.

  • Stanley Kloss

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 546th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #201 dated 11 October 1944, without crew. 27 combat missions. ...

  • Andrew Lovett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, as crew pilot, three combat missions. Evaded (EVD) crashed near Albersfeld on 25 April 45 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' 43-38501.

  • Alfred Rose

    Military | Corporal | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew, one combat mission.

  • Thurman Sanders

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew. No combat missions.

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38501 SWEET CHARIOT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/44; Kearney 21/8/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned 546th Bomb ...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Illinois, USA 27 August 1920
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 9 December 1942

RESIDENCE: Peoria County, Illinois
Private, Air Corps

Assigned 4 April 1945

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 546th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew. Three combat missions.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 April 1945

POW Camp: Not identified in National Archives POW database.

Died Los Angeles, CA, USA 24 May 2004

Burial:
Oakwood Memorial Park
Chatsworth
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 01:33:15 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography, events and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=1266

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 17:11:18 bombercommand Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
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NARA Enlisted Data Base

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14317 / MACR 14317, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=f... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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