Weinberg, Howard G., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1035-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, AAF MOS 1035, 427th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
427th Bomb Squadron
Molesworth, England

Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1945
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Ardennes, Belgium
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot C, Row 23, Grave 4

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy427th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1942-1945, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1035, 303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1035, 427th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1945-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress
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Last Known Activity
Howard G,. Weinberg was born in New Jersey in 1923. His parents were William Myles and Lorna Weinberg. The US Census 1940 shows the family living in Mt. Vernon, New York. The US Census 1930 has the family name as "Weenberg."

He enlisted in New York City on October 27, 1942 as a private in the Army Air Forces. He had completed 4 years of high school, and was working in the sheet metal industry. He was trained as a bombardier, commissioned, and assigned to the B-17 crew of Lt Roman Ley in March, 1945.

Weinberg's first mission was a check-out combat mission, with the crew flying under the supervision of Lt Melvin Alderman, an experienced pilot. Ley flew as co-pilot.

On the turn from the IP to the bomb run, two aircraft collided. Alderman's fell from formation, and exploded. No one was seen to bail out. German troops recovered eight bodies from the crash site, and buried them in local cemeteries. After the war, Weinberg was moved to the American (Ardennes) Cemetery in Belgium where he lies in Plot C, Row 23, Grave 4.

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Howard G. Weinberg was the assigned bombardier on B-17G #43-38958, named "Green Hill Belle," assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 13719 covers this loss. Mission loading lists confirm the crew as:

2 Lt Melvin Alderman  p
2 Lt Roman M. Ley  c-p
F/O George S. Thomas  nav
2Lt Howard G. Weinberg  bomb
Cpl Raoul R. Prieto  eng/tt gun
Cpl William M. Toler  r/o
Sgt Don M. Beebe  btg
Cpl Jesse M. Moore  tail gun

No waist gunner assigned.

Ranks and grades as of mission date.

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