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SSGT Francis Edward Larrivee

SSGT Francis Edward Larrivee

Birth
Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 8 Jul 1945 (aged 22)
Germany
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION 60 SITE 8660
Memorial ID 22100474 · View Source
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Staff Sargeant Larrivee, of Laconia, New Hampshire, was a waist gunner among nine crewmen aboard a B-24J Liberator that departed North Pickenham, England, on a mission to bomb a German aircraft factory near Bernburg, Germany. The plane was last seen by U.S. aircrew members in that vicinity. Captured records revealed that it had crashed near Westeregeln, about 20 miles northwest of the target in what would become the Soviet sector of a post-war-divided Germany. In 2001, a group of German citizens interested in recovering wartime relics and remains learned of a potential crash site south of Westeregeln. Later that year and in 2002, the group found the site and uncovered human remains from what appeared to be two burial locations. The remains and other personal effects, including identification tags, were turned over to U.S. officials. In 2003, a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) team excavated the crash site and recovered additional remains, identification tags and non-biological material evidence. Among dental records, other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from JPAC and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory also used mitochondrial DNA in the identification of the remains. Francis was the only son of Nora and Elodore Larrivee of Laconia, New Hampshire. He had graduated from Laconia High School and enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 19, 1942. He married Elizabeth Haywood of Franklin before entering combat. His daughter Judith Ann, was 3 months old when he went missing. NOTE: Declared dead on 07/08/1945


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 11 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22100474
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Francis Edward Larrivee (24 Feb 1923–8 Jul 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22100474, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .