File MC 376/178, USF 10/2 - Gerritz, Frederick

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MC 376/178, USF 10/2

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Gerritz, Frederick

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  • 6 Jun 1944-15 Aug 1944 (Creation)

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1 volume (55 pages)

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(1923-)

Biographical history

T/Sgt Frederick J. Gerritz sen. was born in Buffalo, New York on 19 August 1923. He was a radio operator and gunner with John Suchiu's crew in the 787th Bomb Squadron. The crew were shot down by a German ME 109-G aircraft on 15 August 1944.

Archival history

This volume was donated to the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library by Frederick J. Gerritz Sen. 25 September 1995.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 10 January 1997.

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Bound autograph copy of Frederick J. Gerritz Snr, 'My World War II Memoirs' (privately printed, 1993), covering missions, 6 June 1944-15 August 1944, with details of evasion and concealment by the Dutch Underground. Includes photocopies of photographs.

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Rights are reserved. For any reproduction, other than for private, non-commercial research, permission must be sought from the American Library (email americanlibrary@norfolk.gov.uk).

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MC0371/10/14

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a18402a4-25b2-454e-b3a1-29c69dfdfc14

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Created 23/08/2005 by droip. Modified 03/12/2018 by Catherine.Collins.

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