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Peter Michael Lonchar

Military

Died when his C-109 crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

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People

  • Thomas Carter

    Military | Major | Pilot | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Died when his C-109, 44-49245, crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

  • James Cook

    Military | Captain | Co-pilot | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Died when his C-109, 44-49245, crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

  • Alva Everett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Died when his C-109, 44-49245, crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

  • Jack Lloyd

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 61st Troop Carrier Group
    Died when his C-109, 44-49245, crashed on 8 January 1945, narrowly missing Harling Farm.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 44-49245

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft was actually a C-109 transport, which crashed when take-off power was lost on 8 January 1945. It narrowly missed Harling Farm in East Harling, Norfolk. All crew lost.

Associated Place

  • Barkston Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Barkston Heath was established as a grass Relief Landing Ground for RAF Cranwell in 1941-43, before being developed with hard runways for RAF Bomber Command in 1943-44. It was used by the transport aircraft of the Ninth Air Force's 61st Troop Carrier...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mayville WI 9 September 1918
Lived in Cook County, IL, USA 1942
Died Harling Farm, Harling, Norfolk, UK 8 January 1945

, crashed on 8 January 1945

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery

Plot C Row 0 Grave 9

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 13:39:38 usxpat Changes to middlename
Sources

middle name added, sources already noted

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 13:38:51 usxpat Changes to firstname, nickname, role, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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53rd Troop Carrier Squadron Veterans and Friends
Facebook post, dated 31 July 2019
findagrave memorial #56291832
fold3: draft registration

Date Contributor Update
31 December 2015 17:19:37 466thHistorian Changes to events, unit associations and place associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 14:32:10 usxpat Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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American Battle Monuments Commission
www.usaafdata.com
fold3.com
aviation-safety.net

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