He graduated from his flying training around May 1942 at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
His mother and sister Miriam attended his graduation.
A brother Alvin L Altman also served as a USAAF officer.
His crew and himself having flown 50 bombing missions in 1942-43, including missions to the German submarine pens on the French coast and later missions against italian targets from North Africa, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service during 1943.
served in the 97th Bomb Group - 340th Bomb Squadron
Following the completion of his tour of duty in the summer of 1943 he returned home to the US and was posted as an instructor for the growing bomber force. Like many of the men on aircraft 41-6674, Frederic was mentioned in many newspapers.
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