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Donald L Ahlwardt

Military

Involved in a mid-air collision with a B-17 from the 447th BG over the German coast NW of Hamburg after a mission to Berlin was recalled on 3 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38075. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

    331st Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-38075

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/12/43; Kearney 14/12/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-Q] Rougham 7/1/44; on Wilhelmshaven mission 3/2/43 with Don Ahlwardt, a B-17 from another group collided with tailplane killing tg Sgt Lublinski; Missing in Action Berlin 3/3/44 with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Danbury, Iowa, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Denmark 3 March 1944
Died 3 March 1944
Buried

Memorialized on the Walls of the Missing at Margraten

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2020 22:28:13 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Removed a space in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 15:01:22 A. van Erp Changes to service number, awards and events
Sources

www.wwiimemorial.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2794 / MACR 2794, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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