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Lanta W Redmond Jr.


Shot down by fighters into Baltic Sea on 6/20/44 in B-24 #44-40112, Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 856th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-40112 Flak Happy

    B-24 Liberator
    Flak Happy crashed in Sweden on 20 June 1944 on a mission to Politz, after being hit by enemy fire. ...


Event Location Date
Born Pittsburgh, Kansas, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Baltic Sea 20 June 1944
Died 20 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
12 May 2020 01:38:20 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:07 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7074 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database