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Samuel J. Merlo, KU 706A Hospital Record

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Getty, Merlo, and Chaperon were shot down and became POW on 13 April 1944. This document describes their injuries and disposition.

Translation of salient parts of the document:

Hospital admission of those injured in the case of aircraft being shot down, American air prisoners.

On April 13, 1944, injured American air force prisoners listed below were brought to the local hospital after being shot down by a [Luftwaffe] plane near Reichenbach (the text "a.d.B." typically refers to a river location. In this case the particular river has not been determined.)

1. Lt. Getty, Darrel C., Serial Number T-1699 [a Flight Officer serial], T 43 O
Diagnosis: lower left leg broken by aircraft shot; amputated.
Time of transfer to Evaluation Point West: undetermined.
2. Lt. Merlo, Samuel J., serial number O-744081, T 43 A.S.N [?]
Diagnosis: fractured left ankle.
Will be transferred to an emergency hospital in the next few days
3. NCO [Uffz.] Chaperon, Phillipp W., serial number 39314183, T 42-43 A
Diagnosis: fractured jaw and a head
Will be transferred to an emergency hospital in the next few days


This is a document from captured German KU Report (Downed Allied Aircraft Report), located in NARA KU Reports, Folder KU 706A.

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