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Stanley Frank Kloss

Military

Assigned to the 384th BG 546th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #201 dated 11 October 1944, without crew. 27 combat missions.
Evaded (EVD) crashed near Albersfeld on 25 April 45 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' 43-38501. 1-Jan-45 B-17 42-102500 A/C left formation over friendly territory and crash-landed near Okegem, Belgium, with battle damage. Seven crew members had bailed out, but pilot and co-pilot landed the aircraft in a field. RTD

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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. ...

  • Louis Froeliger

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    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.

  • 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

  • Donald Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Walt Cline crew. 35 x combat missions ( 13 as 1st pilot ) ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • 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.

  • Donald Unger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 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. ...

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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

  • 42-102500

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-L] Grafton Underwood 3/5/44; battle damaged Gerolstein, Ger; 2/1/45 with ?; AFSC, Salvaged 18/1/45.

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 43-38501 SWEET CHARIOT

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

  • 43-38994

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 31/10/44; Grenier 12/11/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-Q] Grafton Underwood 17/12/44; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 29/12/45. DEVASTATING LADY.

  • 44-6476

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 17/8/44; Dow Fd 3/9/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-G] Grafton Underwood 23/9/44; 544BS [SU-L]; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 2/1/46.

  • 44-6909

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/12/44; Dow Fd 22/12/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/1/45 ANNONY MISS; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton Underwood 4/2/45; transferred with group to Istres, France for passenger transport duties (Green Project),...

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 Thomaston, CT 1 January 1923

Son of Anthony and Mary Kloss.

Enlisted Hartford, CT 21 September 1942

Hartford, Connecticut

Based Grafton Underwood 11 October 1944 – April 1945

Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Evaded Germany 25 April 1945

An Escape and Evasion Report has not been located in the National Archives on-line Data Base.

Died 25 October 1991

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2022 13:58:03 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and awards
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/606378071
https://www.fold3.com/image/213999131
https://www.fold3.com/record/4807678-stanley-f-kloss
https://www.fold3.com/record/83425031-stanley-f-kloss

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2020 17:24:58 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=2129

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2020 17:49:45 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/606378071
https://www.fold3.com/image/213999131
https://www.fold3.com/record/4807678-stanley-f-kloss
https://www.fold3.com/record/83425031-stanley-f-kloss

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 17:50:28 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:19 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=k... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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