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2LT Ralph Waldo Lehr

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2LT Ralph Waldo Lehr

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death 26 Mar 1943 (aged 26)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Burial Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Plot Sect 10 lot 68
Memorial ID 54033326 View Source
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(WW2)

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.


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2LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: SKL
  • Added: 23 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 54033326
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/54033326/ralph-waldo-lehr : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Ralph Waldo Lehr (20 Mar 1917–26 Mar 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 54033326, citing Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by SKL (contributor 46834873) .