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Ralph E La Valle

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Flight Officer La Valle was killed in action on 15 August 1944, whilst flying to Le Muy, France, as part of the Dragoon-Bigot-Dove mission. He was attached to the 441st Troop Carrier Group for the operation. His CG-4A Haig Glider stalled and spun out of control. The glider then crash landed in a vertical position, killing La Valle and his pilot Paul Robert Kimball instantly.

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  • Paul Kimball

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Glider Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Lieutenant Kimball was killed in action on 15 August 1944, whilst flying to Le Muy, France, as part of the Dragoon-Bigot-Dove mission. His CG-4A Haig Glider stalled and spun out of control. The glider then crash landed in a vertical position, killing...

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Born 7 September 1907
Died Le Muy, France 15 August 1944
Enlisted Michigan, USA
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09 June 2015 09:29:01 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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