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Larry Raymond Esala

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29-Jan-44 in B-17F 42-3545. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2257

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Andrew Roznetinsky

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29-Jan-44 in B-17F 42-3545. Evaded (EVD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3545 'Lizbeth II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/8/43; Grand Island 12/8/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 9/43; with K. Rongstad force landed Sntterton Heath 10/10/43; with Andy Rozentinsky 20/12/43 Flight engineer/top turret gunner: T Whitman, Waist gunner: S. Eastling (both...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minnesota 31 January 1920

Son of Matt and Esther Esala.

Enlisted 29 April 1942
Based Horham 1943 – 29 January 1944

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Frankfurt, Germany 29 January 1944

Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29-Jan-44 in B-17F 42-3545. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2257

Buried Greenwood Cemetery Virginia, St. Louis County, MN June 1949

Greenwood Cemetery
Virginia,
St. Louis County, MN

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2020 12:18:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66566777/larry-r-esala

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2257 / MACR 2257, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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