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Goewert Earl E.

Name:
Earl E. Goewert
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
37132881
Unit:
407th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-01-29
State:
Missouri
Cemetery:
Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium
Plot:
C
Row:
28
Grave:
4
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

SSgt Earl E. Goewert, radio operator of the B-17 42-30711 "Fertile Turtle Myrtle", took off from station 109 Podington, Bedfordshire, UK on a bombing mission over Frankfurt. The plane was hit by flak, causing the crew to bail out, but Lt Friedrich Lange of 6./JG26 finished them off at 1241, killing 8 crewmen, including Goewert.