Frederick Christopher “Chris” Ahrens was born on December 3, 1921, in Davenport, Nebraska. He was the son of August Frederick Ahrens and Marie Eloise Margarethe Bohling Ahrens. Frederick served in the 3rd Replacement and Training Squadron as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. 2LT Ahrens was stationed at Toome from May 16 to June 21, 1944. He was a Bombardier-Navigator on a B-26. On June 21, 1944, his plane crashed on Slieve Gallion, Northern Ireland and he and Sergeant Alfred J. Knap were killed outright. The co-pilot 2nd. Lt. Joseph B. Delvilbiss died about 3 hours after the crash. 2LT Ahrens was first buried in the Lisnabreeny Former American Military Cemetery in England. The cemetery closed in 1948 and his remains were exhumed and transferred. He is buried now in the Davenport Cemetery, Davenport, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA.
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