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Sgt Noel E. Beck
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 26, 1945, Japan

US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
Gunner S/Sgt. Noel E. Beck POW-MIA/KIA
Hometown: Pennsylvania
Squadron: 5th BS 9th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
Service# 33793035
Awards:Air Medal, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt. R. B. John, Jr KIA

Target: Kawasaki
MACR
Date Lost: 15-Apr-45
Serial Number: #44-69834
Aircraft Model B-29
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: Crashed into Yokahama SOUMA Girls School yard
Cause: unknown Crew of 12 8KIA 4POW/KIA

According to armyairforces.com forum Griffin, Beck, Nelson and Sedan bailed out successfully. Nelson and Griffin died of wounds ( or were executed ) at Tokyo Kempei Tai HQ. Beck and Seden died May 25th 1945 in the Tokyo prison fire.

Previously on April 17 Sgt. Beck, Schmidt, Seden, Hill, Pvt. Varney had been wounded flying a mission against the Mitsubishi plant Ngoya Japan with Lt. Ashlands crew.

Sgt. Becks remains have never been identified, he appears tablets of the missing Honolulu Memorial * Hawaii, USA

Crew of 44-69834
1st/Lt. R. B. John, Jr Pilot KIA
2nd/Lt. Marvin G. Emery Co Pilot KIA
2nd/Lt. Roland F. Nelson Navigator POW/KIA
2nd/Lt. Joseph N. DeCamara Bombardier KIA
M/Sgt. Erwin R. Griffin Engineer POW/ KIA
S/Sgt. Robert K. Sedon Radar Op. POW/KIA
S/Sgt. Norris E. Schmidt Radio Op. KIA
S/Sgt. Norris E. Schmidt Radio Op. KIA
S/Sgt. John B. McGarry Jr. Central Fire Control KIA
S/Sgt. James C. Hill Jr. Gunner KIA
S/Sgt. Noel E. Beck Gunner POW-MIA/KIA
Sgt. Ermal R. Varney Gunner KIA
 
 
Note: Entered the service from Pennsylvania.
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56115046
Sgt Noel E. Beck
Added by: Sherry SH
 
Sgt Noel E. Beck
Added by: Sherry SH
 
Sgt Noel E. Beck
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