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Eugene Andrew Lascotte

Military

Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 42-52701 28-Jun-44; Shot down by E/A, baled out Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6820/8339

Awards: DFC, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Crouchley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 485th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 42-52701 28-Jun-44; Shot down by E/A, held A/C stable to enable his crew to bale out, unable to escape himself. Killed in Action(KIA) MACR...

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Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 485th Bomb Group

    485th Bomb Group

    Group
    The wing was originally constituted as the 485th Bombardment Group (Heavy) and activated on 20 September 1943.[6] Its original squadrons were the newly activated 828th, 829th, and 830th Bombardment Squadrons, which were joined a few days later by the...

  • 828th Bomb Squadron

    828th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Activated as a B-24 Liberator squadron in late 1943. assigned to II Bomber Command for training in B-24 Liberators. Primarily trained in Nebraska and received deployment orders for the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in March 1944. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-52701 Miss Yankee Rebel

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania 28-Jun-44; Attacked by E/A, starting fires in the #2 and #3 engines. 2Lt Crouchley then dove the A/C to put out the fires successfully. Crew continued to fight of attacks...

Associated Place

  • Venosa

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Willernie, Minnesota 11 February 1921

Son of Joseph S and Grace B Lascotte.

Enlisted Minnesota, USA 22 June 1942
Based Venosa 10 May 1944 – 28 June 1944

Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF.

Shot Down/Captured Plovdiv, Bulgaria 28 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 42-52701 28-Jun-44; Shot down by E/A, baled out POW MACR 6820/8339

Prisoner of War (POW) Shumen, Bulgaria 28 June 1944 – September 1944

Prisoner of War (POW). Shumen, Bulgaria.

Discharged USAAF 14 November 1945

Honorable discharge.

Died Maplewood, Minnesota 24 June 2001
Enlisted Calvary Cemetery, Saint Paul, Minnesota 27 June 2001

Calvary Cemetery
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2019 10:29:38 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29101743
https://www.fold3.com/image/617072860
https://www.fold3.com/page/63520593-eugene-a-la-scotte
https://www.fold3.com/record/63520593-eugene-a-la-scotte
https://www.fold3.com/record/529098598-eugene-la-scotte-1921
https://www.fold3.com/image/213434827?terms=Eugene%20A%20LaScotte
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61930844/eugene-andrew-lascotte

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 20:15:15 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank and media associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61930844

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 20:12:27 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=2082507...
https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=Eugene+A_Lascotte&birth=1920
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61930844

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