Louis Gordon Alphonse

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 22625 - 1st Lt Louis G Alphonse [ Oklahoma City, OK ] 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. 40 x missions and credited 1 aerial victory.

Failed to Return (FTR) fighter bomber mission to Rheims, on landfall on French coast at Le Treport, last seen lagging behind formation and lost contact when they changed course. Shot down by flak strafing a US motor convoy near Avranches in P-47 42-8491 Killed in Action (KIA) 14-Aug-44. MACR 7373.

Awards: AM (2OLC), EAME, PH.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Donna Dae III Princess Jocelyn Tiger Lil
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 356th Fighter Group 359th Fighter Squadron 486th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Little Texan
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 359th Fighter Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Oklahoma City, OK, USA 1921-05-24 Son of Louis and Bina H. [Eagan] Alphonse.

Other

Killed in action

50300 Avranches, France 1944-08-14 Shot down by flak strafing a US motor convoy near Avranches in P-47 42-8491 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7373.

Other

Assigned

Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1944-06-03 - 1944-08-14 Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Henley and Hornbrook Cemetery Hornbrook, Siskiyou County CA Henley and Hornbrook Cemetery Hornbrook, Siskiyou County California, USA.

Other

Crashed

Tonopah Airport, Tonopah, AZ 85354, USA 1943-10-27 Landing Accident Tonapah Aux Fld, Arizona Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Louis G Alphonse, 27-Oct-43. AT-6C 42-44220 533TEFTS

Enlisted

Oklahoma City, OK, USA 1942-02-06 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Buried

Brittany American Cemetery Saint-James, France 1944-08-18 American cemetery of St. James in France.

Revisions

Date21 May 2019 20:55:39
ContributorVetResearch23
Sources

Lemoore 43-B yearbook.

Date21 May 2019 20:45:03
ContributorVetResearch23
Sources

College of the Pacific yearbook. 1938/9 approximate.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:14
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7373 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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