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Dedloff Herman H.

Name:
Herman H. Dedloff
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
T-61535
Unit:
84th Troop Carrier Squadron, 437th Troop Carrier Group
Date of Death:
1944-09-17
State:
Cemetery:
Chattanooga National Cemetery, Tennessee
Plot:
Y
Row:
Grave:
560-561
Decoration:
Comments:

Herman H. Dedloff, aged 24, was born on May 7, 1920. After entering the Army in November 1941, he served as an enlisted man until he was transferred to the Army Air Forces in January 1943. He became a flight officer at Columbus, Mississippi after training at Columbia, South Carolina and Maxwell Field, Alabama. Shortly before going overseas, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant at Baer Field, Indiana.

He was stationed in England and was a co-pilot of the C-47A #42-100676 "Little Satchel" cargo plane when it was shot down by flak while on a glider town mission on September 17, 1944. The plane crashed in Luyksgestel, Netherlands. 2LT Dedloff is buried now in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA. Together with his grave are SSGT Frolli, 1LT Gifford, and TSGT Siano.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com