Aber, Earle Joseph, Jr., Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1091, 305th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Racine, Wisconsin
Last Address
RAF Chelveston (USAAF 105), Northamptonshire, England

Casualty Date
Mar 04, 1945
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
United Kingdom
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot F Row 3 Grave 125

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
406th Bomb Squadron305th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1060, 406th Bomb Squadron
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1091, 305th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1944-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress1
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Last Known Activity
He was killed when his aircraft was mistaken for an enemy aircraft and shot down by British gunners. He and his co-pilot, 2nd Lt Maurice Harper, were able to maintain flight to allow the rest of the crew to bail out but they then crashed into the River Stour. In 1945, only his arm was found and buried in England. In 1997, the wrecked aircraft was found by divers and remains of both Aber and Harper were identified in 2000. Aber's separately identifiable remains are buried in Cambridge and their commingled remains are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Earle J. Aber, Jr., United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the EIGHTH Air Force in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.
General Orders: Headquarters, 8th Air Force, General Orders No. 109 (1945)
Service: Army Air Forces
Division: 8th Air Force




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