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Edward C Lehnhausen

Military

Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

1st Lt. Army Air Corps, World War II-Lt. Lehnhausen was killed in action on 10-18-1944 while flying as a B-24 Pilot, his tenth mission, with the 68th Bomber Squadron of the 44th Bomber Group, Heavy.

His older brother, Lt.Col. Robert Lehnhausen, was the Squadron Commander of that Group when Lt. Clark Lehnhausen was killed. They were flying out of Shipdham, England.

He is the son of Mr. Frank W. Lehnhausen of 515 East Armstrong Avenue in Peoria, Illinois, and Mrs. Florence Mae Clark Amberg also of Peoria, and the husband of Mrs. Pauline "Piney" Kellstedt Lehnhausen, and the father of one child, Miss Ann Christine who was born in Peoria on November 2, 1944.

Lt. Lehnhausen is a 1941 graduate of Spalding Institute, and he attended Bradley College for a year, and where he met Miss Pauline Kellstedt, and they were married at Kirtland Air Base, New Mexico on March 30, 1943, and they had one daughter, Miss Ann Christine.

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Pilot Wings, Lt. Bars, Air Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, American Campaign Medal, European Campaign Medal with Two Battle Stars, Army Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal.

Footnote: His daughter, Mrs. Ann Christine Shaules, died on 11-13-2009 in San Diego, California. She leaves her husband, Tom, and two daughters, Miss Glenna, and Miss Tamara

Service

People

  • Carl Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 16 August 1944. Shot down 18 October 1944 in AC #4250596. Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 was 'Flak Magnet'

  • Byron Davis

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Gunner/Togglier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 16 August 1944. Shot down 18 October 1944 in AC #4250596. Killed in Action (KIA). Plane was 'Flak Magnet'

  • Charles Dolan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 9/13/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: Lehnhausen, E. Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • Ernest Fuxa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: E. Lehnhausen. Plane was 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • Noah Gunter

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: Lehnhausen, E. Plane was 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • Richard Haynam

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Enginee/Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: Lehnhausen, E. Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • Leonard Witkin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Aachen in B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • William Young

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Crashed near Aachen in B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 576

    26 August 1944

  • 585

    27 August 1944

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 614

    9 September 1944
    A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.

  • 639

    18 September 1944

  • 647

    25 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 659

    2 October 1944

  • 665

    5 October 1944

  • 669

    7 October 1944

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Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Peoria, Illinois, USA 8 May 1921
Enlisted Rantoul, IL 61866, USA 7 July 1942

Chanute Field

Killed in Action (KIA) 4364 TB Buttinge, Netherlands 18 October 1944

Possibly collided with another 44th BG B-24 in an electrical storm front near the Belgian/Dutch coast on return from the mission.

Buried 1945

Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 
Plot B, Row 7, Grave 11.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2018 02:44:50 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/missions_flown_by.asp?perIdenti...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55899358/edward-clark-lehnhausen
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1171428
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/dblist.php?AcType=B24&sorteer=dateke...

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2018 05:12:45 navin.pinto Changes to nickname
Sources

I am his grand-nephew. His middle name was Clark.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9654 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Webb Todd, MACR 9654

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