World War II 1941-1945 Staff Sergeant, Alfred H. Luhmann, at age twenty-three,
was killed in action April 1, 1944, while returning to his base in
England after a successful mission over Germany.
Two engines were shot out and the plane crashed into a
tree as the crew tried to get back to their home base.
Alfred entered the Army Air Force in September 1942, and graduated
at Amarillo, Texas, with special honors as an aerial engineer.
In November 1943, he was sent overseas and assigned to the 702nd
Bomb Squadron, 445 the Bomb Group, based in England.
He served as an aerial engineer and top gunner and was awarded the
Air Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster for meritorious achievement while participating in ten bomber combat missions over Europe.
Information from Teresa Martin copyright May 30, 1947
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