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Altig, Gerald H.

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

531st Bomber Squadron
380th Bomber Group
Murtha Airstrip, Mindoro Philippines
Plane's Nose- Art "Drunkards Dream"
Bomber Group Squadrons
His rank Technical Sergeant