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Louis F Rehmi

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12680.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Jay Smith

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action ...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107745 Jay Hawk

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 8 x KIA. MACR 12680.

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 9 November 1918

Son of Emil and Frances Meyer Rehmi.

Lived in Passaic County, NJ, USA 1942
Enlisted Newark, NJ, USA 27 October 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 22 February 1945

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Butzbach, Germany 22 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 KIA. MACR 12680.

Buried Butzbach, Germany 23 February 1945

Interred
Butzbach Cemetery

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2017 19:09:19 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56360492

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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