Lieut Louis Edward Rapin

Lieut Louis Edward Rapin

Michigan, USA
Death 11 Aug 1943 (aged 23)
Burial Saint Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 101100911 · View Source
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U.S. Army Air Corps
Pilot Flight Officer
12th Air Force

His Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3) went down near Pleuven, Brittany, having departed from Ireland. It was part of the 1st Troop Carrier Command, 433rd Troop Carrier Group. It had been chased by 2 Messerschmitt German fighters, crashing near a farm. Only (Crew Chief) Sgt. Cecil Earle Bell survived. 2nd. Lt. Lloyd C. Mahurin, 2Lt. Sidney H Jablowitz and Corporal Sam Kahn also died of injuries.

Received the Purple Heart

Son of Katherine Levina Gallagher & George Alexander Rapin.

See Find A Grave Memorial# 114887919 for his brother George Rapin Jr.

See Find A Grave Memorial# 114887834 for his sister Irene.

See Find A Grave Memorial# 114887780 for his brother Joseph.

See Find A Grave Memorial# 119751892 for his sister Norma.

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  • Created by: W Piety
  • Added: 21 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101100911
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Louis Edward Rapin (14 Aug 1919–11 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101100911, citing Saint Ignatius Catholic Cemetery, Saint Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by W Piety (contributor 47945985) .