Aaron Murray Becker

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 50147 - Aaron Murray Becker

Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3439. Killed in Action (KIA). Aaron Becker was a susbstitute for Pilot Charles F. Geyer's regular Radio Operator, Melvin H. Litke.
See the Geyer crew page at http://www.aircrewremembered.com/gallery/index.php?/category/5

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31016678 and O-736630
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14078651 and O-793406
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33273658
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32416220
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19140382
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Bridgeport, Connecticut 18 September 1923

Enlisted

New York City, New York, United States 19 October 1942 Enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps

Died

De Bilt, Holland, The Netherlands 20 October 1943
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

Buried

His remains were found in the crash and buried on 23 October 1943 in a cemetery in Apeldoorn, Holland

Revisions

Date12 May 2021 07:56:35
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Corrected Pilot's name in the website reference

Date12 May 2021 07:48:13
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Added website address for the Baker crew

Date23 Apr 2015 13:52:40
ContributorED-BB
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Détails added about initial burial

Date22 Apr 2015 15:46:51
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
MACR 1018
ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) website

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1018; Snetterton Falcons, pg 61, 76, 311

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