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Sgt Alfonso O Duran
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1921
Colorado, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1944

Alfonso was the son of Gilberto and Maria G. Duran of El Rito. Identified siblings were: Ernestina, Gilberto, and Jose Pedro (1930 Census).

On 22 Sep 1942, Alfonso O. Duran (B: 1921, Colorado), a resident of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico; enlisted in the Army Air Corps in Santa Fe. He was described as single, 5 feet 9 inches, and 135 pounds. He served during World War II with the 724th Bomb Squadron, 451 Bomb Group. He was "Killed in Action". His mother was identified as Mrs. Gilberto Duran of Santa Fe (WWII Enlistments; Burial Card).

On 2 Jan 1944, the 724th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 451st Bombardment Group (Heavy) arrived at Gioia del Colle, Italy from the United States with B-24 Liborators. They flew their first mission on 30 Jan 1944. On 24 Feb 1944, the 451 Bomb Group participated in the attacks of Fiume, Italy marshalling yard/port; Zell-am-See, Austria railroad and Graz airfield; and the port area at Zara, Yugoslavia. Several aircraft were lost, but it isn't determined which specific mission Alfonso participated.

Alfonso's name appears on the Florence American Memorial in Florence, Italy. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart (NARA).

(Info provided by truchasnm #47143330)
 
 
Inscription:
SGT ARMY AIR FORCES
451 BOMB GROUP
WORLD WAR II
PURPLE HEART
 
Note: Service #18 121 469
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: MA 0 60
 
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jan 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17534261
Sgt Alfonso O Duran
Added by: truchasnm
 
Sgt Alfonso O Duran
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In remembrance of your honored service
- truchasnm
 Added: Nov. 25, 2012

- Albert T. Lutge Jr.
 Added: Jun. 16, 2009
REST IN PEACE....
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 4, 2007
 
 
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