He entered the service on 19 August 1941 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps; he had four years of high school education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Architects".
We have him listed as a Glider Pilot participating in one 437th flight for Operation VARSITY in March 1945; he was apparently on Detached Service (DS) with the 86th TCS for VARSITY.
The National WW II Glider Pilots Association site has him listed as a member of the 438th TCG, 87th TCS; they have him listed as participating in the Normandy operation as well as Operation DRAGOON in August 1944 and during Operation MARKET-GARDEN in September of 1944.
We have a copy of the May 1945 orders (HQ 9th TCC - GO 71) that awarded Air Medals and Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC's) to various 86th TCS personnel, including a third OLC to Flight Officer Buhl for his efforts during the period 01 January to 31 March 1945.
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Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...
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