He was the son of George William Lehr and Clara A (Harrison) Lehr.
Lehr was the bombardier on a B-24D bomber assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th
Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. On March 26, 1943 they were
number one to take off for a mission from Alipore Airdrome in India. They failed
to clear some palm trees at the end of the runway, crashed, and eight of the
nine men aboard were killed. Only the flight engineer survived.
He received the Purple Heart.
2LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
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