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2LT David W Foley

Death 4 May 1944 (aged 26)
At Sea
Burial West Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 126766386 · View Source
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David served as a Second Lieutenant & Instructing Pilot on B-24H "Calamity Jane" #42-64475, 745th Bomber Squadron, 456th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Grafton County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

David died in the "Line Of Duty" when his B-24 crashed in an aerial Training mission due to "runaway props" off the coast of Italy shortly after takeoff during the war.

Service # O-811059

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #42-64475:

Agren, Edgar R ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, RI
Foley, David W ~ 2nd Lt, Instructing Pilot, NH
Lazoration, John S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, NY
Sherman, James J ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Strickler, Robert E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IL
Wages, Clifford E ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, GA

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Airmen who survived from B-24H #42-64475:

Bruno, Armando ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot
Carlson, Robert ~ Sgt, Radio Operator
McFaden, George G ~ Sgt, Gunner
Moriarty, Robert D ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator
O'Flaherty, Thomas L ~ Corp, Tail Gunner

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Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


Gravesite Details "Flat Granite Marker" - Entered the service from New Hampshire




  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 23 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126766386
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT David W Foley (12 Oct 1917–4 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126766386, citing West Canaan Cemetery, West Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .