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2LT Stanford I Birnbaum

2LT Stanford I Birnbaum

Birth
New York, USA
Death 23 Jun 1944 (aged 19–20)
Laon, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Plot G, 0, 4527
Memorial ID 368954 · View Source
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Nose Gunner 2nd/LT Stanford I Birnbaum (serial # 0-702364 ) was assigned to a crew for a B-24-J, #42-95027 (In Place of regular crew member Otto Holder). On Mission #121, Field Order# 361, the crew's 13th mission June 23, 1944, flying Lead Plane ( With extra men in the crew),"the aircraft took a direct hit by flak in #3 engine and the bomb bay, at the target. The plane immediately went into a dive, then pulled up slightly, rolled over and went out of control. They were shot down over enemy occupied, Laon, France. (5) chutes seen." 2 of 24 planes were lost. Lt Birnbaum was one of the 4 crew members found perished at the plane. He and S/Sgt Ammon and S/Sgt Tremlett were buried together by the French. Family requested they be returned to the US and they are buried at Woodlawn. MISSING AIRCREW REPORT: #06215 AIRCRAFT: #42-95027 (NO NICKNAME) "B-PIus" 17th Mission

AIRCREW: WHITTEMORE (CA: GRAPER) * SQUADRON: 577th

CREW POSITIONS AND STATUS:


P (C)CAPT Graper, Melvin H. KIA
P 1/LT Whittemore, Warren T. POW
CP 2/LT Ackerman, James M. POW
N 2/LT Rich, Clarence B. EVD
B 2/LT Issenberg, Milton POW
NG/N 2/LT Birnbaum, Standford I. KIA
R/O S/S Ammon, Robert H. KIA
EnG T/S Peterson, Carl L. KIA
WG S/S Altemus, Charles V. POW
WG S/S Lampe, Maurice POW
TG S/S Tremlett, Robert S. KIA



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  • Maintained by: Sharon Rich Pohlman
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 368954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Stanford I Birnbaum (1924–23 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 368954, citing Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Rich Pohlman (contributor 47701969) .