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Eldon Wilbur Blake

Military

Assigned to 416th Fighter Squadron, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ghedi Villafranca di Veroni; crashed vicinity of Quinzano d'Oglio. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13453

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

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  • Max Galowich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 416th Fighter Squadron, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ghedi Villafranca di Verona; crashed vicinity of Quinzano d'Oglio. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13453 Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 416th Fighter Squadron

    416th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Based at Pontedera, Italy, between 27 March and 13 August 1945.

Aircraft

  • NT249

    Mosquito
    Assigned to 416th Fighter Squadron, 12th AF. Posted Missing - Lt Eldon W Blake (pilot) and 2nd Lt Max W Galowich (nav.) - Killed in Action (KIA). 29-Mar-45. MACR 13453

Events

Event Location Date
Born Marshalltown, IA 18 January 1919

Son of Alexander Campbell and Edna Ellen [Carpenter] Blake.

Enlisted Omaha, NE 2 April 1942

Omaha, Nebraska

Based Pontedera, Italy 1944 – 30 March 1945

Assigned to 416th Fighter Squadron, 12th AF.

Died Vicinity of Quinzano de Oglio 30 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Gheddi Villafranca di Veroni; crashed vicinity of Quinzano de Oglio. KIA MACR 13453

Buried Florence American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence, Italy
Plot F Row 3 Grave 4

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2020 18:12:52 Girelli Changes to biography
Sources

Changed names of places that were spelled wrong, so it would be easier to do a research based on the correct names.

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2020 08:50:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/623534130
https://www.fold3.com/image/164469327
https://www.fold3.com/record/84603637-eldon-w-blake
https://www.fold3.com/record/529863328-eldon-w-blake
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56362392/eldon-w-blake

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