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Lee Roy Billings

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Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was blown out of the aircraft, fortunately with his chute attached, he survived to be captured. 20-Nov-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9889.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean war and rising to Master Sergeant.

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Born Gonzales County, TX, USA 16 February 1920

Son of Edgar and Oda E [Hand] Billings.

Lived in Smiley, TX, USA 1941
Based Pantanella Airfield 1943 – 20 November 1944

Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF.

Shot down / baled out Blechhammer, 92439 Bodenwöhr, Germany 20 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was blown out of the aircraft, fortunately with his chute attached, he survived to be captured. 20-Nov-44. POW. MACR 9889.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 20 November 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Buried Riverside, CA, USA December 2002

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA

Died Riverside County, CA, USA 5 December 2002

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Date Contributor Update
05 December 2016 13:55:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28853&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/139183222
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72614085

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