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Paul Edward Loenneke




  • Maurice Granger

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Bombardier/Aerial Gunner | 340th Bomb Group
    The missions listed in the bio were gleaned from mission records/load lists. The missions do not represent his complete combat mission record.

Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Squadron
  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...


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Born Memphis, Tennessee 8 September 1924
Lived in Memphis, Tennessee 23 December 1942

621 N. Fourth Street

Worked for Melgara Grocery Store

Combat Mission Perca, Italy 19 March 1944
Combat Mission Volargne, Italy 11 March 1945
Combat Mission Perca, Italy 13 March 1945
Combat Mission Casarsa, Italy 14 March 1945
Combat Mission Brixlegg, Austria 16 March 1945
Combat Mission Aldeno, Italy 17 March 1945
Died near Pretzerhof, Italy 20 March 1945

The Squadron suffered a major loss today when 6B failed to return. The crew of six were some of the
best liked men in the outfit. They were: Lt. Mack, Pilot; Lt. Caniglio, Co-pilot; S/Sgt. Granger,
Bombardier; Sgt. Leonneke, Radio-gunner; Sgt. Racette, Turret gunner; and S/Sgt. Zawistowski, Tail
gunner. The 488th also lost one plane and we had eight men with minor wounds. Spirits are pretty low
B-25J 43-27487 "The Devil's Helper"

Buried Florence American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Plot F Row 10 Grave 35
Florence American Cemetery
Florence American Cemetery
Via Cassia S.N.
50023 Tavarnuzze (Firenze)


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