FltO Curtis Charles Mosier

FltO Curtis Charles Mosier

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Death 25 Feb 1944 (aged 24)
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Plot C Row 2 Grave 1
Memorial ID 56292702 · View Source
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Lt Mosier was raised in northern New York. His father was killed while working as an engineer on the Great Lakes shortly before Curtis was born. He attended school in Ogdensburg and later obtained a job with the Curtiss-Wright factory in Buffalo NY.

He took part in extensive training for the Army Air Forces and received his wings and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. After a brief period spent at the Advanced Flying School at Stockton Field, California, he was sent to England as a heavy bomber pilot in the Eighth Army Air Force. Shortly before his death, he wrote home that he had completed his 17th mission and he said he looked forward hopefully to completing 25 missions after which he expected a furlough home.

On February 25, 1944 Lt. Mosier took part in a massive offensive mounted by planes from England and Italy, with the primary target being the Messerschmitt factory at Regensburg. He was killed when the B-17 was fired upon and he was killed at his co-pilot seat. The pilot was able to return the damaged plane to its base in England.

A memorial service was held for him in his home of Ogdensburg NY in June of 1944. A cenotaph was put in place in the cemetery where his father was buried, while his remains were returned to England for burial.

Cenotaph for Curtis Mosier, Ogdensburg NY


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  • Maintained by: Anne Cady
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56292702
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for FltO Curtis Charles Mosier (17 Sep 1919–25 Feb 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56292702, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Anne Cady (contributor 46985237) .