Daniel Propper

2nd Lt Daniel R Propper was assigned to the 459th BG 759th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.

Killed in crash on 6/3/1945 of plane headed to southern Europe to survey the damage previously perpetrated by U. S. bombing missions. The B-24 was flying through valleys at extremely low altitudes so that the crew members could make their observations. As the plane was approaching the little hamlet of Kalwang, Austria, the plane banked as the pilot chose an adjoining valley. That alternate valley quickly faded into a taller mountain, offering no outlet. The pilot desperately attempted to climb to a higher elevation, but the four engine B-24 was no match for the steep incline. The plane would not be able to clear the crest of the mountain and inevitably crashed into it.

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Rank Order Date Award

2nd Lt



Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

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