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Lieut Jack Eldorus Larsen
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1921
Billings
Yellowstone County
Montana, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1943

2nd Lt USAAF WWII KIA
ASN O-685656
376th BG, 515th B Sq
Navigator

B-24J #42-73428 ‘Big Nig' was on a mission from San Pangrazio, Italy to Sofia, Bulgaria, when the ship collided with a Bulgarian Bf 109G-2 flown by Dimitar Spisarevski and crashed at Pancharevo, Bulgaria. There were 9 KIA, and Renner was taken as a POW. According to the Renner family, 'the only reason he survived was due to the fire burning the harness strap that was holding him in the plane and he fell out of the plane and parachuted to the ground, he was unconscious the whole time'. The crew members were~

2nd LT Robert W Brown, ASN O-802714, Pilot, from Lissie TX, KIA
2nd LT Florian E Laramore,Jr, ASN O-448232, CoPilot, from Evanston IL, KIA
2nd LT Jack Larsen, ASN O-685656, Navigator, from Maplewood NJ, KIA
2nd LT Henry C Alexander, ASN O-674715, Bombardier, from Los Angeles CA, KIA
TSGT Cyril F Heath, ASN 12185762, Radio Operator/Left Waist Gunner, from Mew York NY, KIA
TSGT Samuel Schankerman, ASN 15059233, Top Turret Gunner, from South Bend IN, KIA
SSGT Kenneth W Runyan, ASN 35565427, Right Waist Gunner, from Clinton IN, KIA
SGT Alvin Dschaak, ASN 39610191, Nose Turret Gunner, entered service from ND (his hometown was Hamilton MT), KIA
SSGT Eugene A Studer, ASN 37164771, Ball Turret Gunner, from Farmington MN, KIA
SSGT Robert H Renner, Tail Gunner, ASN 37469460, Tail Gunner, from Weeping Water NE, POW

The crew is listed here in the virtual cemetery for B-24J #42-73428 ‘Big Nig'

He entered the service from NJ
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Eldorus Larsen (1895 - 1972)
  Minnie Dorothea Noller Larsen (1899 - 1978)
 
 Sibling:
  Jack Eldorus Larsen (1921 - 1943)
  Eva Lavon Larsen Amundsen (1925 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rexburg Cemetery
Rexburg
Madison County
Idaho, USA
 
Maintained by: B24CoPilotNiece
Originally Created by: Logan
Record added: Jul 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40057881
Lieut Jack Eldorus Larsen
Added by: B24CoPilotNiece
 
Lieut Jack Eldorus Larsen
Added by: Logan
 
Lieut Jack Eldorus Larsen
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Added by: John Warnke
 
 
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- Lazer
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in Peace, Lieutenant.
- A Veteran's Daughter
 Added: Oct. 13, 2011
 
 
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