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Earl E Koehler

Military

Flew 31 Missions over Europe. On Oscherleben mission he was hit by flak, knocking him unconscious.

WWII Victory Medal; American Campaign Medal; European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon w/ 3 Bronze Battle Stars; 1 Overseas Service Bar; 2 Purple Hearts, Silver star

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born Merrill, Wisconsin 28 September 1922
Died 26 August 2013
Buried Merrill, Wisconsin

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Documents, relatives, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=671 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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