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SSGT Paul A Reignier

SSGT Paul A Reignier

Connecticut, USA
Death 4 Nov 1944 (aged 18–19)
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Place of Burial being researched
Memorial ID 146726114 · View Source
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Paul served as a Staff Sergeant & Ball Turret Gunner on B-24J "Lassie Come Home" #42-51356, 707th Bomber Squadron, 446th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Haven County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 23, 1943 in New Haven, Connecticut. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, with dependents.

B-24J #42-51356 took off from Station 125 in England on a bombing mission over Misburg, Germany. They were later seen with their #3 engine on fire and they crashed in Germany during the war.

Paul was "Killed In Action" on this mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31406363

He is interred somewhere in Connecticut.

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Airmen who perished from B-24J #42-51356:

Biddinger, Harold F ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Gladstein, Harold ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Luchinskas, Charles ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
McNutt, Maurice H ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, PA
Ray, William H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, GA
Reignier, Paul A ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, CT

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Airmen who became POW's from B-24 #42-51356:

Bosnakovic, Rudolph ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner
Bryant, William G ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner
Corson, James W ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator
Synfelt, Leon ~ S/Sgt, Togglier/Nose Gunner, NY
  ( S/Sgt Synfelt was shot while a POW )

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



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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 20 May 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146726114
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Paul A Reignier (1925–4 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146726114, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Place of Burial being researched.