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SSgt Theodore A Blanchard

SSgt Theodore A Blanchard

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 22 Dec 1943 (aged 22–23)
Netherlands
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
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Memorial ID 56296843 · View Source
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Theodore served as a Staff Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-24D #42-63969, 409th Bomber Squadron, 93th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Chittenden County, Vermont prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 8, 1942 in Rutland, Vermont. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of textiles and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24D #42-63969 took off from Station 104, England on a bombing mission over Osnabruck, Germany. They were hit by intense enemy flak and crashed in Holland during the war.

Theodore was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 11038400

Theodore also has a "Cenotaph" in the Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski, Vermont with his family.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-63969:

Bennett, James W ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, SC
Blanchard, Theodore A ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, VT
Congelli, Joseph P ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Cook, Roy ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, OH
Curry, Thomas R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, TN
Galindo, Ruben R ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, CA
Hunt, Grady C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NC
Matthews, Leslie C ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, MI
Murry, George B ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, OK

Bio, Family Links, & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56296843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Theodore A Blanchard (1920–22 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56296843, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .