George A Lascurettes

Death 21 Jun 1998 (aged 76)
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 33809029 · View Source
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August 23, 1921 – June 21, 1998

George A. Lascurettes, native of Oakland, WWII veteran and retired owner of Superior French Laundry and Dry Cleaners, died peacefully at home on Sunday, June 21. He was 76.
Loving husband of Eleanor (Pat) Lascurettes for 49 years. Devoted father to four daughters, Diane and Tom Branagh, Suzanne Lascurettes, Nancy and Tom Engberg, Denise and Vince Mangiapane. Proud grandfather of Nicole, John and Denise Branagh; Marc, Renee and Kate-Marie Engberg, Member of Ligue Henri IV and Lafayette Club of Alameda County.
Memorial services will be held, Saturday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial gifts to Hanna Boys Center of Sonoma or Peniel Mission of Oakland.

Notice appeared in "THE ARGUS" Wednesday, June 24, 1998


Bombardier 2nd/Lt. George A. Lascurettes DFC
Hometown: Oakland, Cal.
Squadron: 513th BS 376th Bomb Group
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters.
Pilot 1st/Lt. Wayne V. Friberg DFC later MIA/KIA

Target: Ploesti
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40317
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter: A
Location: Successfully returned to base in Libya.
Cause: Crew of 10 RTD

Lt. George A. Lascurettes, with pilot 1st/Lt. Wayne V. Friberg and crew flew B24 BARREL HOUSE BESSIE in "Operation Tidal Wave" the low level raid on Ploesti oil refinery. Coming in at tree top level the "Liberandos" destroy Romanian Oil refineries. Lt. Lascurettes was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor on this mission.

1Lt Wayne V. Friberg Pilot
1Lt Richard F. Hurd Co Pilot
2nd/Lt. George A. Lascurettes Bombardier
T/Sgt. Woodrow W. Johnston Engineer
T/Sgt. Jewett A. Bale Radio Op.
/S/Sgt. Parke L. Hoover Gunner
S/Sgt. John J. Masterson Gunner
S/Sgt. Albert Grosse Gunner


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