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James Loyce Babek

Military

From Texas

Service

Units served with

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 49th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38143

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/12/43; Savannah 17/1/44; Assigned 775BS/463BG Celone 9/3/44; loaned to 49BS/2BG Amendola, Missing in Action 19/3/44 with 97BG on familiarization mission with Keith Chambers, Co-pilot: Melvin Wagner, Navigator: Harry Wolquitt ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Buried Florence, Italy March 1944

Florence American Cemetery

Killed in Action (KIA). Adriatic Sea 19 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2021 20:26:47 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added an association to Amendola, the home base for the 2nd Bomb Group.

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2021 01:22:15 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added a Buried event per MACR 3286 at fold3.com.
SOURCE: https://www.fold3.com/image/28623608

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2021 01:16:57 jmoore43 Changes to events and aircraft associations
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Added an association to the A/C #42-3413 per info in the A/C description section.

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 22:05:17 jmoore43 Changes to middlename
Sources

Updated his middle name per Find-a-grave ID 55901236.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55901236/james-loyce-babek

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 21:20:33 jmoore43 Changes to highest rank and role
Sources

Added Role/job and Updated Highest Rank per MACR 3286 at fold3.com.
SOURCE: https://www.fold3.com/image/28623582

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2020 12:48:03 alanrweb Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

From abmc.gov

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