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Melvin J Solomon

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735

Technical Sergeant Melvin J. Solomon was born March 17, 1924. His next of kin were his mother, Effie Solomon, and his brother, Monroe Solomon. He was from Conroe, Texas.
He was the Radio Operator of “Queen of Angels,” B-24 tail #42-50735, of the 446th Bomb Group, 704th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Wesel, Germany, on March 24, 1945.
He is buried at the US Military Cemetery at Margraten, Holland.

Service

People

  • Merlin Gaudet

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    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) | 446th Bomb Group
    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 | 446th Bomb Group
    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.

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Units served with

  • 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

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Conroe, Texas, USA 17 March 1924

Technical Sergeant Melvin J. Solomon was born March 17, 1924. His next of kin were his mother, Effie Solomon, and his brother, Monroe Solomon. He was from Conroe, Texas.

Buried 1945
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 March 1945

He was the Radio Operator of “Queen of Angels,” B-24 tail #42-50735, of the 446th Bomb Group, 704th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Wesel, Germany, on March 24, 1945. He also was a crew member on the "Bangin' Lulu" # 42-51091

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 05:22:39 gwap53 Changes to events
Sources

Netherlands American Cemetery

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 05:19:50 gwap53 Changes to nickname and awards
Sources

Netherlands American Cemetery

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2015 22:54:08 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to surname, biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14181 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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