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Ziegler, Elmer Ralph

ZIEGLER

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 16:17:02

Ziegler, Elmer Ralph

Duluth, MN

Serial No: (T-126610) 17112386

Born: Sep 16, 1921

Parents: Elmer R. and Pearl Elizabeth Ziegler

Entered Army: Jan 1943

Training in US: Jefferson Barracks, MO; Creighton Univ, Omaha, NB; San Antonio, TX; East St. Louis, IL; Strother Air Field.

Left for Overseas: From San Francisco, CA on Dec 1944; arrived New Guinea on Jan 21, 1945. Assigned 35th Fighter Grp., 5th Air Force, Fighter Command

Medals-Ribbons: Air Medal, Purple Heart. Recommended for 2nd Lt. prior to death

Rating: Flight Officer

Months in Service: In US, 24; overseas, 6

Killed in Action: July 10, 1945, Pacific Ocean while returning from a fighter sweep mission over Kyushu, Japan.

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


 

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