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Lieut Eugene L. Curran
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1918
Death: May 29, 1943

Members of this B-26 Marauder Crew were:
1LT Robert F. McDonald, pilot.
FLTO Henry F. Bryant.
LT Eugene L Curran
SSgt. Curtis Marley Muse, Jr.
SSgt. Charles Wesig.
Sgt. Richard R Dietrich, of Gloucester, NY.
Sgt. Roby B. Widener, of Washington, VA.

Memorial Mass Planned for Lt. Eugene Curran

A solemn requiem high mass will be said next Thursday in Memoriam to Lt. Eugene L. Curran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Curran, 8406 Oglesby ave., who died May 29 in the European area as the result of an aviation accident. The mass will be said in Our Lady of Peace church, 79th st. and Jeffery ave., where Lieutenant Curran at one time sang in the choir. The mass will be held just exactly two months after his death. Among those who will attend is his sister, wife of Staff Sgt. Robert L. Brannon, of Montford point, Camp Lejune, New River, N.C. His brothers, Thomas F. Curran, Jr., an aviation radioman in the navy, petty officer second class, stationed in Astoria, Ore., will not be present. Lieutenant Curran was based in England at the time of his death and had been there two months before the fatal accident. His mother received her last letter from him June 2. She learned of his death the next day. The lieutenant was 24 years old and a native of Chicago. He attended Mt. Carmel high school and Loyala university. He at one time was an altar boy in St. Bride church and when stationed at Barksdale field, La., was the daily communicant and served at the mass there. Southtown Economist, Chicago, IL, Sunday, July 25, 1943, (p. 3, Col. 3)


Military Rites Saturday for Flier Killed in War

Funeral services will be held Saturday for Lt. Eugene L. Curran, who was killed on May 29, 1943, while serving with the army air force in England. Mass will be held at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Peace church, 79th st. and Jeffery ave., with burial in Holy Sepulchre cemetery. The Stevens Doyle American Legion post will conduct military rites and members of the Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity of Loyola university will act as pallbearers. Lieutenant Curran attended St. Bride's Grammar school, Mt. Carmel High school and was graduated from Loyola university before he went into service. He was 24 when he died. His family at the time lived at 8406 Oglesby ave. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Curran, 7923 Jeffery ave, a brother, Thomas, and a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Brannon of Hawaii. (Southeast Economist, Chicago, IL, Thursday, August 5, 1948, p. 1, Col. 8) 
 
Inscription:
EUGENE L CURRAN
ILLINOIS
2 LIEUT 452 AAF BOMB SQ
WORLD WAR II
OCT 19 1918 - MAY 29 1943
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Feb 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66054471
Lieut Eugene L. Curran
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Lieut Eugene L. Curran
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 Added: Jun. 20, 2015

- mokennehan
 Added: Feb. 23, 2011
 
 
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