He registered for the WW II draft in Lincoln, Nebraska, on 1 July 1941 and was employed by the Deur Meyer Special Service Laboratory. He described himself as 6’2”, 165 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He listed Bessie Whitmer as his next-of-kin. He enlisted in the USAAF, as an aviation cadet with one year of college, on 22 September 1941 at Fort Crook, Nebraska. He completed flight school and advanced school for the B-25 and was rated for multi-engine aircraft. On 12 February 1944, he was the pilot of the B-25-D, # 41-30369, assigned to 491st Bomb Squadron, 341st Bomb Group, detached to 5320th Air Defense Wing, 311th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, departed Dinjan air base, India, on combat mission to bomb and provide offensive reconnaissance. Darkness came shortly after aircraft crossed the Hump. The aircraft did not return from its mission. No search made. Ground troops notified. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart. He is remembered on the Manila American Cemetery, Fort William McKinley, Philippines.

STOLTZ, KARL L., Second Lieutenant, # 0-796907, USAAF

 

Karl L. Stoltz was born 16 January 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Charles Stoltz (1892-1975) and Frances K. (Ludwig) Stoltz (1896-1976) who in 1950 lived at 1336 Greeby St., Philadelphia, PA.

He was a Jewish serviceman. His sister was Naalie (Stoltz) Schwartz (1924-2008)

 

He enlisted in the USAAF as an aviation cadet on 28 January 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed pilot training and advanced training to be rated as a multi-engine pilot to fly the B-25. He was sent overseas 14 September 1943. On 12 February 1944, he was the co-pilot of the B-25-D, # 41-30369, assigned to 491st Bomb Squadron, 341st Bomb Group, detached to 5320th Air Defense Wing, 311th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, departed Dinjan air base, India, on combat mission to bomb and provide offensive reconnaissance. Darkness came shortly after aircraft crossed the Hump. The aircraft did not return from its mission. No search made. Ground troops notified. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart. He is remembered on the Manila American Cemetery, Fort William McKinley, Philippines.