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Lewis C Alger

Military

Damaged by flak and forced to ditch in the Norht Sea on the return from a mission to Wilhelmshaven, GR on 3 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-37965 'My Desire'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37965 'My Desire'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-U] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; Bombardier: Henry Bogucki (Killed in Action) 22/2/44; 13m Missing in Action Wilhelmshaven 3/3/44 with Walt Pickard, Co-pilot: Bascom Smith, Radio Operator:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wilmar, California, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 3 March 1944
Died 3 March 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3222 / MACR 3222, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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