1LT Rex Loyal Pond

1LT Rex Loyal Pond

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Death 23 May 1945 (aged 26)
Taillefontaine, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 36725806 · View Source
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LIEUTENANT TRANSPORT PILOT DIED IN AIR OVER FRANCE.
Rex was the son of Alex Royal and Alice Bomon Pond. He was born in Lewiston, Utah. He enlisted on Jan 9, 1942, sadly he was killed in action while serving with the Army Air Corps. The date is May 23, 1945, just 15 days after Germany surrenders in World War II. An Army Air Corps C-46 "Commando" aircraft with a crew of four and carrying 40 wounded American soldiers and repatriated prisoners of war to hospitals in the Paris area -- and, then, finally home -- plunges from the skies just outside the village of Taillefontaine, near Paris, with one of its two engines on fire. All on board are killed, including the wounded on their way to recovery and home.


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1LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details Update request by Contributor #46832317, J. Karl.

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  • Maintained by: Andy
  • Originally Created by: Bill E. Doman
  • Added: 4 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 36725806
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Rex Loyal Pond (7 Apr 1919–23 May 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36725806, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Andy (contributor 48021049) .