Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Gerald H. Altig.
Unit/Placed in, 531th Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Gerald is born approx. on 1923 in Nebraska.
Father, William C. Altig.
Mother, Etta I. (Farmer) Altig.
Sister(s), Thelma M. Altig.
Brother(s), Charles W. and Russell K. Altig.
Gerald enlisted the service in Nebrasksa with service number # 37266507.
Gerald ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
2nd Lt. Joseph B. Connaugton Jr. Pilot
2nd Lt. Jay W. Swan Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Edward I. Plotkin Navigator
2nd Lt. Henry L. Ostapowski Bombardier
T/Sgt. Smith M. Abbott Engineer
T/Sgt. Gerald H. Altig Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Lonnie L. Albert Ball Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. Joseph B. Barb Nose Gunner
S/Sgt. George P. Adams Top Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. Henri F. Bain Tail Gunner
S/Sgt. Harry D. Rolings Photographer
Gerald was KIA when the plane crashed after take-off and exploded at the end of the strip on June 18, 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Gerald is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Thanks to, http://380th.org/HISTORY/History.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com