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Frederick James Larner

Military

Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Alecon, France; dive bombed road transport, bomb blast caused his A/C to crash, baled out Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7926

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 494th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-74675

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Alecon, France with Lt Fred Larner; dive bombed road transport, bomb blast caused A/C to crash, baled out Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7926

Associated Place

  • Ibsley

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1940-41 as a fighter base satellite for RAF Middle Wallop, Ibsley opened in 1941 when incomplete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 18 hardstandings plus 18 double pen dispersals, and two Bellman plus 12 blister hangars, after...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Southern Pines, NC 28 December 1918

Son of Etta Elizabeth Larner.

Enlisted Jamaica, NY 31 March 1941

Jamaica, New York

Based 1944 – 29 July 1944

Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Rennes, France 29 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW) Held at Rennes Military Hospital, France.

Died Geneva, NY 2 November 1977
Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario County, NY 5 November 1977

Glenwood Cemetery
Geneva, Ontario County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2020 20:45:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28664624
https://www.fold3.com/image/673541525
https://www.fold3.com/record/12255468-frederick-larner
https://www.fold3.com/record/86000153-frederick-j-larner
https://www.fold3.com/record/629275897-frederick-larner-1918
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143894391/frederick-larner

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