Merle A NIENABER

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-801633 (16045605)
AGE26 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1918 IOWA
STATEMICHIGAN
FAMILYSingle
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled occupations in manufacture of textilesMICHIGAN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT3 january 1942 Kalamazoo MICHIGAN
SQUADRON333rd Bomb Squadron
GROUP94th Bomb Group
ARMY3rd BD
8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH26 november 1944nienaber merle a tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLondinières - 18 km of Neufchâtel-en-Bray
DATA PLAN

B-17 Fortress - type F-30-DL - s/n 42-3185 TS*L

"Queen Bee"

b 17
Macr: 1125
Take Off: Station 468 Bury St Edmunds, SUFFOLK
Mission: Paris Ivry


Shot by hunters
Aircraft partially evacuated, the pilot may have tried to land his plane, with the radio on board.

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
D1342
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
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 NIENABER merle a presse

Crew of B-17 Fortress - type F-30-DL - s/n 42-3185 "Queen Bee"

2nd Lieutenant Merle A NIENABER Pilot

Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - Unopened parachute

Initially buried in Poix-de-Picardie (80) - Grave 62

2nd Lieutenant Howard J MAYS CoPilot Escape - Network Evasion Bourgogne - Come Back UK 01/06/1944
2nd Lieutenant Jacques KESHISHIAN Navigator Prisoner -Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
2nd Lieutenant Vincent James CORTE Bomber Prisoner - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Sergeant James Leonard BURGIN Radio/Gunner Dead - Cim Am Epinal
Sergeant Alva S DANIELS Gunner Escape
Sergeant Norman Jack STEPHENS Mechanic/Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
Sergeant Julian Brown ABEL Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
Sergeant Emery Walter CARD Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
Sergeant Arnold Dervard JOHNS Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
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INFORMATION SOURCESFrancecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE  - Monty McDANIEL(Newspaper Source Battle Creek Enquirer January 26, 1944)
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud