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Lt. Laurence R. Lofgren Crew c. 1944 Pueblo, CO
Standing Back Row L to R: F/O James Froula; Lt. Merlin Gaudet; Lt. Laurence Lofgren; Lt. George Sankey
Middle Row L to R: T/Sgt. William Clifton; S/Sgt. Alan W. Keenen; S/Sgt. Kenneth "Joe" Stalder
Sitting Front Row L to R: S/Sgt. Thomas Davis; S/Sgt. Robert Martinec; T/Sgt. Melvin Solomon

Connections

Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 704th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Clifton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner/Engineer
    Killed in Action (KIA) near northwest Wesel, Germany in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #42-50735 during Operation Varsity.

  • Thomas Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Merlin Gaudet

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) near northwest of Wesel, Germany in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735. ...

  • Alan Keenen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner and Armorer (MOS 612)
    Lone survivor of B-24 'Queen of Angels' #42-50735. Sustaining burns from the on-board fire, Alan bailed out of the burning aircraft at an altitude of 100-150 ft. He broke his ankle upon landing. He was immediately captured by the Germans and was a POW...

  • Laurence Lofgren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) northwest of Wesel, Germany in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #42-50735. He was also the pilot of the "Bangin' Lulu" #42-51091.

  • Robert Martinec

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Enlisted, Nose Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735

  • George Sankey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator/Lead Squadron Navigator

  • Melvin Solomon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735 ...

  • Kenneth Stalder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735

Locations

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 14:41:45 gwap53 Changes to place associations
Sources

Lt./Col. Alan W. Keenen (USAF, Ret.)

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 14:41:43 gwap53 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Lt./Col. Alan W. Keenen (USAF, Ret.)

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