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2LT Athan A Anagnos

2LT Athan A Anagnos

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 11 Jan 1944 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot SECTION J, SITE 14670
Memorial ID 2606598 · View Source
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Athan served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-17F "Hellcat" #42-37719, 533rd Bomber Squadron, 381st Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Fairfield County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 23, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Athan was "Killed In Action" when his B-17, after having been hit by German Flak, crashed into Lake IJsselmeer in the Netherlands during the war. The B-17 was recovered in February, 1975. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-809475

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Airmen who perished on B-17F #42-37719:

Anagnos, Athan A ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Connecticut
Beus, Raymon C ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Utah
Byser, Joseph J ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, West Virginia
Fiery, Charles D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Maryland
Harrah, Luster T ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, West Virginia
Lab, Ralph L ~ Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Ohio
Nason, Donald E ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Massachusetts
Stonich, Paul W ~ Sgt, Ball Turret, Gunner, Illinois
Whitney, George A ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, Massachusetts

Sgt John R. Lantz, Left Waist Gunner, became a POW of the German's and was the only survivor of this flight.

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

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2LT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2606598
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Athan A Anagnos (14 Feb 1921–11 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2606598, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .