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1Lt Dan Lattan Flowers
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Birth: May 18, 1919
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1943
Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)

1st Lt Flowers was the navigator on B-24 #42-73070, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a formation to bomb targets in the Rangoon area. About 15 minutes from the target area they were attacked by Japanese fighter planes. the bomber lost #1 engine and they fell behind the formation, losing altitude. They dropped their bombs over the target and seemed to hold 9,400 feet until just south and east of Akyab, when they went into a heavy cloud bank and were not seen again.

Flowers was from Leake County, MS. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

He is also memorialized in New Providence Cemetery in Carthage, Mississippi. 
 
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 Parents:
  Abert Louis Flowers (1880 - 1959)
  Mary Eliza Loflin Flowers (1877 - 1969)
 
 Sibling:
  Dan Lattan Flowers (1919 - 1943)
  Dan L Flowers (1919 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Mississippi.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56788100
1Lt Dan Lattan Flowers
Added by: JimO
 
1Lt Dan Lattan Flowers
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- JimO
 Added: Oct. 4, 2014

- CJS
 Added: Sep. 8, 2010
 
 
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