Alois Anton Fuehrer

Alois Alois Anton Fuehrer was born on November 8, 1927 in Cheshire, CT and later moved to Rosemont, PA. He graduated from Radnor High School in 1946.

 

At Radnor, Mr. Fuehrer participated in the Library Club and played baseball and football. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in his hometown of Cheshire and was sent to fight in the Korean War after North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950.

 

Mr. Fuehrer became a B-29A Superfortress Bomber in the 372nd Bomber Squadron of the 307th Bomber Wing. On October 23, 1951 - what later became known as Black Tuesday - he was attacked while he was on a bombing mission. Six of the nine American aircrafts involved in Black Tuesday were lost. Mr. Fuehrer’s aircraft crashed into the Yellow Sea and his body was never recovered. On February 28, 1954, he was officially presumed dead by the United States.

 

Mr. Fuehrer received numerous awards, including the U.S. Air Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Purple Heart, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal.

 

His name is listed on the Punchbowl National Cemetery Wall in Honolulu, HI.