671st BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Henry S. Ahrens

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  32910250

Killed In Action - Jun 6, 1944

671st Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 16-Nov-1913, New York

Entered Military Service: Date: 1-Apr-1943 At: Newark, NJ From: Bergen County, New Jersey
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 32910250

Buried: Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, New Jersey, Plot: F, 0, 1819

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Notes:
A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. One bomb run 45 seconds from target, aircraft was hit by flak and left engine caught on fire. Aircraft crashed, exploded and one chute was seen to open.

Description:
Lt. R.A. Wipperman's plane crashed, but three chutes were seen to come out of it and open. His two gunners were S/Sgt. H.S. Ahrens and Sgt. L.C. Mazza.
(416th BG History 1944)

Pilot Lt. Ronald Wipperman, was taken POW; Gunner S/Sgt Henry S. Ahrens was KIA; Gunner Sgt Louis C. Mazza was originally listed as MIA, presumed to be a POW, but was later determined deceased under Public Law 490 and status changed to FOD (Finding Of Death).

See also MACR 6047 and Mission # 68




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