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Earle Cassius Cheek

Military

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

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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

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Elkland, Missouri, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 March 1945
Died 24 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2015 04:52:21 gwap53 Changes to middlename, highest rank, awards and place associations
Sources

Betsy Keenen Walker

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:02 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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