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Louis Kanner

Louis Kanner

 
Last Name: 
Kanner
First Name Middle Initial:
Louis
Nick Name:
Street:  3114 Cowley Way,  Apt #4 City & State:  San Diego E-Mail: 
Zip:  92117-6512 Phone: (619) 276-6575 Spouse:  
Conflict: World War II Service Branch:  AAC Unit: 96 Bomb Squad - 2 Bomb Group - 15th Air Force
Theater:  ETO Where Captured:  South of Vienna, Austria Date Captured:  July 16, 1944 - My 32nd mission
Camps Held In:  Stalag Luft IV and Stalag Luft I How Long Interned:  Ten (10) months
Liberated / repatriated:  liberated Date Liberated:  May 13,1945 Age at Capture: 
Medals Received: Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, POW Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct, Plus Campaign Medals - WWII, European-African-MIddle Eastern and American Campaign
Military Job:  Gunner - Photographer Company: 
Occupation after War:  Mailman

 

 

Bio:
DOB May 14, 1913 - New York, NY.  Inducted May 1, 1942 - Ft. Dix, NJ.  Prior Service: 5 years NYNG.NCO Basic Recruit INST-May '42 thru Sept. '43 - Co "L" - 309th Regt - 78th Div - Cp Butner, NC.  TFRD-AAC-Aerial Gunner - Tyndall Field, FL - Sept.'43.  Crew formed - Kearns, Utah.  B-24 Combat Crew Trng-Nov '43 thru Feb '44 - Biggs Field, TX.  Flew to ETO - B-24 from Topeka AFB, KS by way of Ft. Elaza, Brazil to Dakar, Africa enroute to Italy-March-April '44. Assigned to 96th Bomb Sqdn - 2nd Bomb Grp-15th AF on B-17s.

On July 16, 1944 my 32nd mission our B-17 was shot down by Flak - south of Vienna, Austria.  Flak wound rt. leg - one KIA- Bombardier - nine POWs - captured that day.  POW # 6777 - Ten (10) months - Stalag Luft IV and Luft I.  Liberated by Russians - May 13, 1945.  Honorable Discharge October 10, 1945.  One  (1) Purple Heart Awarded.
 

 



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