367TH FIGHTER GROUP ...
Killed in Action on 26 November 1944, on a dive bombing mission over Duren, Germany, while flying P-38 lightning (serial number 42-20698). Laurence Bulmer, the flight leader saw Beethe's aircraft descend into a dive, which he did not pull out of, and watched Beethe crash. Beethe was killed in the incident.
|Born||Elk Creek, NE 68348, USA||15 January 1921|
|Graduated from Elk Creek High School||1938|
|Attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln||1938 – 1941|
|Worked in a Boeing plant||Seattle, WA, USA||1941|
|Worked for Martin Bomber base||Offutt Air Force Base (OFF), 906 Sac Boulevard, Offutt Air Force Base, NE 68113, USA||1942 – March 1942|
|Arrived in England||August 1944|
|Killed in Action||Germany||26 November 1944|
|Family held a memorial service||1946|
|Buried||8 June 2015|
His remains were recently recovered and returned to the USA
|08 January 2019 13:58:32||Emily||Changes to service number and biography|
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|01 June 2015 16:49:33||Lucy May||Changes to awards and events|
Washington Times article: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/27/nebraska-pilots-remains-...
|01 June 2015 16:38:05||Lucy May||Created entry with surname, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, events and unit associations|
Journal Star article: http://journalstar.com/news/local/remains-of-wwii-pilot-from-elk-creek-f...