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Kenneth W Langenmayr


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #4129371



  • Oscar Weeklund

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron



  • 442

    25 June 1944

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  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


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Born Riley, Maine, USA
Lived in East Syracuse, NY, USA 1942
Died Brétigny-sur-Orge, France 25 June 1944
Enlisted Minoa, NY, USA October 1948

Body of Lt. Langenmayr To Arrive in City Tonight

The body of 2nd Lt. Kenneth W. Langenmayr, 23, of Cicero, bomber pilot who was killed in action over France in June 1944, will arrive home tonight. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Cecilia Langenmayr, Thompson and Hamilton rds., Cicero, and at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Herat Church, Cicero. Military rites will be conducted by members of the James Spires Post, American Legion. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Minoa. Friends may call tomorrow and Friday afternoon and evening. Lt. Langemayr was a graduate of North Syracuse High School where he was active in track and in music. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Church and an altar boy. Before entering service he was a brakeman on the New York Central Railroad. He entered service Jan. 6, 1943, receiving preflight training at Nashville, Tenn.; Clarksdale, Miss., and at New Port, Ark. He went to England in April, 1944, and participated in 28 missions over enemy territory before being reported missing in action after a flight on June 25, 1944. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Mary Rose Brisson Langenmayr; a son, Kenneth, and a daughter, Ann Cecilia; two brothers, Carl and Donald Langenmayr and a sister, Mrs. John Carroll. (Syracuse Herald-Journal, Syracuse, NY, Wednesday, October 27, 1948, p. 18, Col. 4-5)

Saint Marys Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA


Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 03:47:05 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

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23 January 2015 03:46:24 466thHistorian Changes to surname

466th BG Historian

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23 January 2015 03:42:51 466thHistorian Changes to surname, awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations

466th BG Historian

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27 September 2014 18:18:01 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6723 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database