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William J Clifton

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) near northwest Wesel, Germany in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #42-50735 during Operation Varsity.

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  • 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 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Buried 1945
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 04:56:45 gwap53 Changes to biography and events
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Lt./Col. Alan W. Keenen (USAF, Ret.)

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 04:55:19 gwap53 Changes to role
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Lt./Col. Alan W. Keenen (USAF, Ret.)

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 04:46:25 gwap53 Changes to nickname and awards
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Lt./Col. Alan W. Keenen (USAF, Ret.)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:16 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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