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2LT Theodore R Lipchitz

2LT Theodore R Lipchitz

Connecticut, USA
Death 13 Apr 1944 (aged 25)
At Sea
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 141981518 · View Source
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Husband of Helen G. Lipchitz who resided in New Haven, Connecticut.

Theodore served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-17G "Anoxia Queen" #42-39819, 568th Bomber Squadron, 390th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 26, 1942 in the District Of Columbia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Theodore was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by German flak and crashed about 12 miles West of Ostend Harbor, Belgium in the North Sea during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-807918

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-39819

Bobrowicz, Frank C ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Gibbs, Robert J ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, ME
Goldinger, Wilmer R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WI
Gwazdosky, Alec ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, ME
Lipchitz, Theodore R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Miller, Daniel J ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, NY
O'Brien, James T ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, IA
Swavel, Morris F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, OH
Wade, Philip W ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, MN
Walker, William L ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, TX

An original crew member of "Anoxia Queen", S/Sgt James P. Mallos, who served as a Waist Gunner was killed by German flak on January 7, 1944 on a previous mission near Ludwigshafen.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


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




  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 30 Jan 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 141981518
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Theodore R Lipchitz (15 Dec 1918–13 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 141981518, citing Warshaver Relief - Ahavas Achim Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .