William Leroy Lauten

Military

Object Number - UPL 31146 - The Raymond J. Morris Crew, 446th BG. They ferried over a B-24 liberator and named (and painted) it MOJALAJAB by combining letters from the names...

Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 8-Jun-44 in B-24 42-109830 'Daisy Mae Skraggs. ' Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5482

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 706th Bomb Squadron 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31314032
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Daisy Mae Skraggs
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 704th Bomb Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Bungay (Flixton) airfield, looking south, the technical site- with T2 hangar- and control tower are to the right, where the main airfield gate is also situated, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/930. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Flixton
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Chicago, Illinois, USA 16 March 1921 Son of Frank H and Louise A Lauten.

Enlisted

Chicago, IL 20 August 1942 Chicago, Illinois

Other

Baled out

Off Isle de Chausey 8 June 1944 Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 42-109830 'Daisy Mae Skraggs. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 8 June 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died

Chicago, IL 23 June 1982

Based

Bungay 8 June 1944 Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Saint Boniface Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, IL Saint Boniface Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Revisions

Date7 Jan 2022 01:08:48
ContributorJennifer Ording
Sources

Family Info (I'm his Granddaughter)

Date7 Jan 2022 00:54:31
ContributorJennifer Ording
Sources

Military Yearbook

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:27
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5482 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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