Sgt. Michael G. Froehlich

Lieuts. Doell, Ostrowski Die In English Skies On D-Day
Michael Froehlich, Missing A Year, Now Dead
Al Culkin, Patsy Barbone, B-24 Gunners Missing

(July 8, 1943/June 22, 1944) -- S/Sgt. Michael Froehlich, Jr., 30, of DeWitt Avenue has been reported missing in action since June 11, 1943, according to a telegram received by his family.

In April 1943, he went to England. In May, on a mission over Wilhelmshafen, his plane was shot up, and was last seen 10 miles off the northwest coast of Germany.

Sgt. Froehlich, 30, entered the Air Forces on August 1942. His service number is 32458436.

He received his wings as a Flying Fortress tail gunner at Tindall Field, Fla.

Sgt. Froehlich has been overseas since May 1.

He had been stationed in England with the 524th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy.

Sgt. Froehlich was award a Purple Heart.

He is buried at: Plot A Row 28 Grave 21, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium.


Sources:

American Battle Monuments Commission

The Belleville Times, July 8, 1943; June 22, Aug. 31, 1944

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