Nemer, Alfred K., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, AAF MOS 1091, 427th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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

Casualty Date
Feb 09, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Poland
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Burial Unknown

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy427th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1941-1944, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1091, 303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1091, 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  
  1944-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress
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Last Known Activity
Alfred Kenneth Nemer was born in 1917 in Virginia, according to his enlistment documents. He also was said to have completed 2 years of high school, and was employed as a sales clerk. Census data indicates his parents were Abraham and Lillie Nemer. The US Census 1920 show the family in Danville, Virginia while the US Census 1930 has them living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Nemer enlisted on July 23, 1941 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Chosen for flight duty, he was sent to pilot training. When the course was completed, he was awarded wings and commissioned. He was trained in multi-engine aircraft, and assigned to England. He had married Fay Barber Reinhardt Grace on November 20, 1941 in North Carolina.

After transitional training and combat check-out, he was given a First Pilot rating and a combat crew. He flew only 3 missions with this crew. On February 9, 1945, the target was the synthetic oil plants located at Lutzkendorf, Germany.

Turning off the IP to commence the bomb run, the aircraft was hit by another aircraft. The Nemer aircraft dropped below the formation, slow, but under control. It was soon seen the aircraft could not stay with the squadron, so Nemer elected to try to make it to the Russian lines in Poland.. The aircraft eventually crashed, and 5 men were killed in the crash.

Records state Russian troops retrieved the bodies and buried them in a Russian military cemetery. After the war, the bodies were retrieved, and moved to other places. Lt. Nemer has no known grave site.


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NC County Marriages 1762-1979

  

Comments/Citation
Lt Alfred K. Nemer was the assigned pilot of B-17G #42-31060, named "Pogue Ma Hone," assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 12245 details the loss of this aircraft and crew members. Mission loading lists show the crew was:

1 Lt Alfred K. Nemer  p
2 Lt Odus C. Litzelfelner  c-p
2 Lt Harry W. Schulz  nav
TSgt Howard S. Ganson  tog
Sgt Floyd S. Bohrer  eng/tt gun
Sgt Peter M. Volpini  r/o
Sgt Marion L. Canfield  btg
Sgt Paul L. Kerr  waist gun
Sgt Floyd C. Doherty  tail gun

Ranks and grades as of mission date.
NOTE: Loading list states Litzelfelner was "2Lt." All other sources say "Flight Officer."

Nemer, Litzelfelner, Volpini, Canfield, and Doherty were killed.

In the crew photo, Nemer is in the front row, middle.

Service photo source:

www.303rdbg.com/photogallery1.html

   
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