Name and Rank, Staff Sergeant Carl Joseph Adler.
Unit/placed in, 820th Bomber Squadron, 41st Bomber Group (Medium).
Carl was born approx. on Sep. 13, 1920 in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
Father, Andrew O. Adler.
Mother, Myrtle H. (Rutter) Adler.
Sisters, Florence M. and Mary L. Adler.
Brothers, Russell C., Paul A. Clarence F. and William J. Adler.
Carl entered the service from Pennsylvania with service number # 33272584.
Carl J. Adler rank/duty was a Staff Sergeant/Armored Gunner (B-25) in the 820th Bomber Squadron.
Carl’s crewmembers and their position onboard the plane a B-25 were;
2ndLt. Charless A. Gross Jr. Pilot
2ndLt. Junnie G. Carter Co Pilot
2ndLt. George M. Bourdon Bombardier/Navigator
T/Sgt. James E. Anderson Radio Operator/Gunner
T/Sgt. Nicole G. Gervasoni Engineer/Gunner
S/Sgt. Carl J. Adler Armored/Gunner
Carl was KIA in the Bombing mission over Maloelap Atoll, Marshall Islands, when they were was shot down by a “Zeke” Fighter, on Jan. 15, 1944, and he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Carl is mentioned/buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila,
Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Oakwood Cemetery
Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Thanks to http://41stbombgrp.com/
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com