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Saul J Kempner


Wounded in action 8 July 1944 on Humieres mission. Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 near Penn, England. Exploded in route.

Purple Heart (July 1944)


Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron
  • 603rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107191 “Peggy”

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/9/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-K] AAF-131 Nuthampstead 9/4/44; while on practice mission 4/5/44 with Lt K. Elwood collided in mid-air with 42-102467, but ret to base, vertical fin was damaged. ...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Detroit, Michigan
Died 12 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
25 May 2017 19:32:48 DHardie Changes to service number

From WW2 Army Air Corps casualty list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / document