Bentzlin, Carl Gustav, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 450th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Foreign Language(s)
Swedish
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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Last Address
Manduria Airfield, Italy

Casualty Date
Mar 22, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Austria
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C-6 Site 8365

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 Unit Assignments
721st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy450th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1945, 721st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1945, 450th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Bombing Raids Over Germany
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1944-1945, B-24 Liberator
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His B-24M and its entire crew went down, probably due to  enemy flak, over Vienna, Austria and were not seen again. His remains were somehow later recovered, as he is buried in the US.
His enlistment year is approximate.
His older brother, 2nd Lt Conrad F. Bentzlin, a P-38 pilot, was lost at sea in 1943.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3442377 Book: "A Higher Call", by Adam Makos with Larry Alexander, Berkely Caliber Books, 2012, p107.
   
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