|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1944|
Lt Mosier was raised in northern New York. His father was killed while working as an engineer on the Great Lakes shortly before Curtis was born. He attended school in Ogdensburg and later obtained a job with the Curtiss-Wright factory in Buffalo NY.
He took part in extensive training for the Army Air Forces and received his wings and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. After a brief period spent at the Advanced Flying School at Stockton Field, California, he was sent to England as a heavy bomber pilot in the Eighth Army Air Force. Shortly before his death, he wrote home that he had completed his 17th mission and he said he looked forward hopefully to completing 25 missions after which he expected a furlough home.
On February 25, 1944 Lt. Mosier took part in a massive offensive mounted by planes from England and Italy, with the primary target being the Messerschmitt factory at Regensburg. He was killed when the B-17 was fired upon and he was killed at his co-pilot seat. The pilot was able to return the damaged plane to its base in England.
A memorial service was held for him in his home of Ogdensburg NY in June of 1944. A cenotaph was put in place in the cemetery where his father was buried, while his remains were returned to England for burial.
Cenotaph for Curtis Mosier, Ogdensburg NY
Hugh Mosier (1893 - 1919)
Mabel Mosier (1891 - 1979)
Note: Entered the service from New York.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Plot: Plot C Row 2 Grave 1
Maintained by: Anne Cady
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56292702
My Mom's cousin. You are not forgotten|
Added: Jun. 30, 2014
Added: Sep. 26, 2010