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John W Lofton

Military

Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11591.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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  • Richard Dickey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

Aircraft

  • 42-95753 'Taboo' 'My Gal'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. It was lost on 23-Dec-44 on diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Carter County, OK, USA 1915
Lived in Carter County, OK, USA 1941
Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK, USA 16 January 1942
Based Hethel 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF.

Died Breisach, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground. KIA MACR 11591.

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Lorraine American Cemetery
St Avold
France

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