Ernest P Lewis

Military

Object Number - UPL 55698 - Sgt Ernest P Lewis, 455BG.

Assigned to 743BS, 455BG, 15 AF USAAF. Prisoner of War (POW). Romania capitulated in Aug-44, freeing the crew, killed by bomb fragment in Luftwaffe revenge raid. Killed in Service (KIS).

Awards: POW, PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Dazzlin Dutchess and the Ten Dukes
  • Unit: 455th Bomb Group 743rd Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

North Fork, PA 25 February 1923 Son of Ralzy B and Hazel Adeline [Parker] Lewis.

Other

Forced landing POW

Piatra, Romania 11 June 1944

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Romania 11 June 1944 - 24 August 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Romania.

Died

Romania 24 August 1944 Killed by bomb fragment, in revenge raid by Luftwaffe, when Romania capitulated.

Buried

Brookfield Cemetery Brookfield, Tioga County, PA Brookfield Cemetery Brookfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

Based

11 June 1944 Assigned to 743BS, 455BG, 15 AF USAAF.

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