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1Lt Rex Berry

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1Lt Rex Berry

Birth
Death 13 Jun 1943
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56245608 View Source
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Rex served as a First Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24D #41-11806, 345th Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Poinsett County, Colorado prior to the war.

B-24D #41-11806 took off from Benina Base in Libya on a bombing mission to Calabria Airdrome, Italy. After successfully dropping their bombs they collided, for an unknown reason, with B-24D 41-23785 while returning from the mission. Both planes crashed into the Mediterranean sea.

Rex was declared "Missing In Action" in this collision during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross" and Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service # O2043714

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-11806:

Berry, Rex ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, AR
Brice, Winston R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Cox, Don F ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NC
Donaghy, Henry J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NH
Ivie, William A ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CO
Loe, Martin W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OR
Stone, William C ~ Capt, Pilot, MI
Thornburg, Paul D ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, IL
Verhagen, Donald R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IN

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For airmen who perished on B-24D #41-23785 see:

Phillips, Keith K ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI

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Bio & Crew Reports by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56245608
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56245608/rex-berry : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Rex Berry (unknown–13 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56245608, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .