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Francis A Dittmar 1
Level of Education: Grammar school 1
Marital Status: Married 1
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1920 1
New York 1
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Place: Bronx County, New York 1
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Army 1
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29 May 1942 1
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Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
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Army Serial Number:
32345670 1
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Ft Jay Governors Island New York 1
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Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
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Box Number: 0500 1
Film Reel Number: 2.164 1

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Francis Dittmar, KIA 9 Sept. 1943

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T/Sgt Francis Dittmar, KIA

Dittmar, Francis A., T/Sgt, radio-gunner (32345670) (in WWII mem)(2115 Walton Ave, Bronx NY)(NARA -32345670 DITTMAR#FRANCIS#A# NY BRONX FT JAY GOVERNORS ISLAND NY 42)

He was KIA 9 Sep 43: when 381stBS ship 42-64594 was hit by flak. MACR-643 (Missing Air Crew Report)

MIA was sent to Mr Albert F Dittmar (Father) 2115 Walter (?) Avenue, New York, NY

310th BG War-Diary;

 

Sunday, 7 March 1943

381st BS Special Account:

THE 40th MISSION OF THE 381st

By Lt. Jack F. Marlow

 

In our ship I called the bombardier as we started on our run and told him to get set and then called the gunners and gave them their target position.  I wanted them to take everything they could find at the right of us.  Just when getting within what I thought was range, I hollered, “Let ‘er go, and damnit, melt those guns right off the turrets.”  Boy, they did.  The gunners both fired ahead of the plane but everything fell short at first and the bombardier let go with his gun and a lot of lead started to fly.  I fired a few bursts out of the pilot’s gun just before we got to the target and broke the damned thing and he was really “browned off.”  The gunners never let up, and the lower turret (which everyone had said was no good), manned in our ship by Sgt Frank A. Dittmar, put more lead on the decks of those two leading escort vessels than Carter has pills, knocking out two gun positions.

Dittmar, Francis A., Sgt, radio-gunner

 

  Placed by Barbi Ennis Connolly, WWII Historical Researcher, 57th Bomb Wing Researcher and 310th and 321st BG Historian (B-25 /MTO)   PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com   Info?  Please contact me :)

 

 

 

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