|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1945, Japan|
Lawrence was killed on his third mission flying over Japan. Two planes collided their wings; one blew up on impact and the other blew up when it hit the water. 22 men were killed.
His sister told me what happened, now I would appreciate it if anyone out there can help me find the documentation of this event.
Frank William Helmke (1897 - 1968)
Marie Emma Gebers Helmke (1895 - 1964)
Lawrence Dietrich Helmke (1919 - 1945)
Esther H Helmke Placek (1921 - 2012)*
Note: Entered the service from Indiana.
Maintained by: Penny Dix Noneman
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56110438
He left behind a wife and a daughter, and his second child was born after he was killed.|
Penny Dix Noneman
Added: Jun. 23, 2013