|Lt. Frank Ebner Gartz DOB 1924|
World War II
My dad's younger brother, Frank Ebner Gartz, was a navigator in the last year of World War II. He trained stateside from January, 1943 through December, 1944. On Christmas day, 1944, he and crew of young men flew to Italy via North Africa to fly missions as members of the Second Bomb Group stationed at Amendola Air Base, near Foggia, Italy, on the Adriatic Coast.
|Frank Gartz and his crew. Frank standing 2nd from left.|
|B-17s flying in formation; photo taken by|
Frank Ebner Gartz (see below for permission
to use photos from this blog).
World War I
|War Memorial to "The Fallen"|
Photo by Ulrich Wien