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Sgt Abe A Becker
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 7, 1945

Age 29 yrs
8th A.F.E.T.O.
564th Bomber Sq.
389th Bomber Gp.

Sgt Abe Becker was part of the 564th Bomber Squadron, 389th Bomber Group, Heavy group flying the B-24J #44-10620 on a trolley mission when his plane went down and he was killed. Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. There were no trolley missions flown in bad weather. Despite such precautions, accidents occurred, such as this. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River, near Cologne Germany. For a full list of crew members see http://webmail.roadrunner.com/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.findagrave.com%252Fcgi-bin%252Ffg.cgi%253Fpage%253Dvcsr%2526GSvcid%253D388368%2522
Bio submitted by FAG member B24CoPilotNiece (#47391745)
 
 
Burial:
Elyria Jewish Cemetery
Elyria
Lorain County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: rdhdmomx4
Record added: May 25, 2008
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Sgt Abe A Becker
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Sgt Abe A Becker
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Sgt Abe A Becker
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