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David A LePitre

Military

David LePitre completed 9 missions as navigator as part of Blonde Bombshell crew.
On his tenth mission, while on loan to B-24 #4251481 as pilotage navigator (part of the lead crew), his aircraft was shot down over Hamburg on 17 January 1945.
He was Killed in Action (KIA).

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Service

Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Des Plaines, IL, USA 12 August 1924
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 17 January 1945
Buried National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2015 13:15:32 Lucy May Changes to surname, highest rank, biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from a duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Vincent S. Cahill/ MACR 11735

Findagrave record: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3659219

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2015 01:10:35 johndanger Changes to media associations
Sources

mccool

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2015 08:38:11 johndanger Changes to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

McCool

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11735 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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