Fred Monnes

Sgt    12187401    614th
New York
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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