Sgt Abe Albert Becker

Sgt Abe Albert Becker

Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Death 7 May 1945 (aged 29)
Cologne, Stadtkreis Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 27079106 · View Source
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Age 29 yrs
8th A.F.E.T.O.
564th Bomber Sq.
389th Bomber Gp.

Sgt Abe Becker was part of the 564th Bomber Squadron, 389th Bomber Group, Heavy group flying the B-24J #44-10620 on a trolley mission when his plane went down and he was killed. Trolley missions were flown in early May 1945, the purpose being to provide all crew and ground personnel the opportunity to see the results of their contribution in the strategic air war against Germany. Many precautions were taken on these missions, and the most responsible and experienced pilots were chosen to fly. There were no trolley missions flown in bad weather. Despite such precautions, accidents occurred, such as this. All nineteen men aboard were killed, and only six of them recovered, when the plane crashed into Engers Bridge on the Rhine River, near Cologne Germany. For a full list of crew members see
Bio submitted by FAG member B24CoPilotNiece (#47391745)


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Abe Albert Becker (15 Jun 1915–7 May 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27079106, citing Elyria Jewish Cemetery, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by rdhdmomx4 (contributor 46990515) .