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TSgt Lawrence Dietrich Helmke
Birth: Sep. 8, 1919
Allen County
Indiana, USA
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. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Frank William Helmke (1897 - 1968)
  Marie Emma Gebers Helmke (1895 - 1964)
 
 Sibling:
  Lawrence Dietrich Helmke (1919 - 1945)
  Esther H Helmke Placek (1921 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Indiana.
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: Penny Dix Noneman
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56110438
TSgt Lawrence Dietrich Helmke
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TSgt Lawrence Dietrich Helmke
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TSgt Lawrence Dietrich Helmke
Added by: Sherry SH
 
 
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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
 
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