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Meyer H Axler


Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Homer Anderson crew. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059

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



  • Homer Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Returned from Vienna 16-Mar-45, crash landing B-17 44-6325. RTD MACR 13059 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 816th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-6325

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 4/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 17/7/44; Missing in Action Vienna 16/3/45 with Homer Anderson, Hatcher, Axler, Alexander, Kramp, Leal, Owens, Bob Smith, Schraeder, Zachritz (10 evaded capture & ret. 30/3/45);...

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Born Bronx, NY 3 April 1916

Son of Charles and Ethel Axler.

Brother of Sarah, Rose and Louis.

Enlisted Newark, NJ 28 November 1942

Newark, New Jersey

Based Sterparone 1944 – 1945

Assigned 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 15 December 1945

Honourable discharge.

Lived in Florida, USA 1987

Moved to Central Florida in 1987.

Died Ormond Beach, FL 23 January 1998


Date Contributor Update
13 March 2020 17:36:37 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 02:12:50 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

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01 January 2020 16:57:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations