Sgt 12187401 614th
1923 - 1944
Radio Operator aboard 42-31518 (Doolittle's Doughboy's)
Margraten cemetery, Netherlands
Wall of missing
Fred was born 1923.
He lived in the Bronx, New York .
In Nov 20, 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.
In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
His last mission, Feb 20, 1944, Target: Leipzig, the plane was attacked by enemy fighters.
Unfortunately, Fred was killed
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal
Back Row : Dale Minard - G. L. Carter - C. A. Couger - J.L. Foster - ?
Front Row :Fred Monnes - Steve Bosowski - Pete Piazza - Salvatore Trupia - Frances Durbin
Individual casualty questionaire
Told by 2nd Lt Carroll Arthur Gouger , Navigator.
- Name of crew member : Monnes , Fred.
- Rank : Sgt.
- Serial number : 12187401
- Position : Radio Operator.
- Did he bail out ? : No. - As far as I know.
- If not, why not ? : Engineer told me that he was unconsious , presumanly dead as result of fatal wounds
in head and chest.
- Last contact just prior to loss of plane ? : We lost our electrical power and had no interphone.
Last man to see him was engineer "Dale Minard " who spread
bail-out order and made sure everyone was out.
- Was he injured ? : Sgt. Minard reported to me that Sgt. Monnes had a large hole in his head and he believed
he was dead.
- Where was he last seen ? : Lying on floor of Radio room.
- Any heresay information ? : Co-pilot told me that German interrodation Officer had told him they found
the body of " Monnes " near the plane wreckage along with that of Sgt. Trupia.
- Any explanation of his fate ? : Sgt. Dale Minard told me that Monnes was unconsious on floor of radio room
with a severe hole in his head.He thought he wasnt still alive.
- Total number of missions of above crew member ? : 8
- Date and destinations if possible ? : Jan 21, 1944 Notre Dame de Ferme
Jan 29, 1944 Frankfurt on Main
Jan 30, 1944 Brunswick
Feb 3, 1944 Wilhelmshaven
Feb 4, 1944 Frankfurt on Main
Feb 5, 1944 Chatearoux
Feb 11, 1944 Frankfurt
Feb 20, 1944 Leipzig
U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947 U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947
23 Mar 1944 9 May 1946
Mission to Leipzig, germany, Aircraft attacked by enemy fighters, dropped down and out of formation.
Crashed on a field at Pilm, near Magdeburg, Germany.
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