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Louis Harry Bergh

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 24 August 1917
Lived in Evanston, Illinois 16 October 1940

232 Elmwood Avenue

Worked for Lewis School of Aeronautics in Lockport, IL

Enlisted Chicago, Illinois 27 June 1941
Combat Mission Perugia, Italy 13 June 1944

His 10th combat mission. He was awarded the oak leave cluster to his Air Medal.

Combat Mission Ferrara, Italy 3 July 1944

His 15th Combat Mission. He was awarded a 2nd oak leave cluster to his Air Medal

Combat Mission Ostiglia, Italy 8 July 1944

His 20th combat mission. He was awarded a 3rd oak leaf cluster to his air medal

Combat Mission Avignon, France 8 August 1944

His 25th combat mission. He was awarded a 4th oak leave cluster to his Air Medal

Died Cook County, Illinois 20 June 1969

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2021 20:39:14 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Various original copies of HQ 12th AF General Orders

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2021 01:23:09 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

http://57thbombwing.com/340th_History/487th_History/missions/340thMissio...

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2021 01:46:15 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44008_05_00...
General Orders #183 - HQ 12th Air Force - 4 October 1944
http://57thbombwing.com/340th_History/489th_History/transcripts/17_Hist_...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1501&h=4160137&...

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