Sgt Lawrence William Erlings

Sgt Lawrence William Erlings

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 24 Aug 1944 (aged 20)
At Sea
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Memorial ID 56298513 · View Source
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US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
Sgt. Lawrence W. Erlings KIA
Hometown: Ohio
Squadron: 748th 457th Bomb Group
Service #15133816
Awards: Purple Heart
Pilot 2nd/Lt. Teddy G. Shaw

Target: Weimer
Missing Air Crew Report 8200
Mission Date: 24-Aug-44
Serial Number: #42-97558
Aircraft Model B-17
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name: "Tis Me Sugar"
Location: crashed North Sea, W of Island of Sylt, Ger;
Cause: FLAK Crew of 9 KIA

Plane s/n 42-97558 "Tis Me sugar", was lost on a mission to Weimar, Germany on Aug 24th, 1944. There seems to be a mystery (conflicting stories) as to what happened to this ship. It left the formation and was never seen again.....there were no fighters or flack in the area nor did the plane appear to be in any trouble. The pilot was Lt Teddy Shaw.

"Tis Me Sugar" Crew
2nd/Lt. Teddy G. Shaw Pilot
2nd/Lt. Richard H. Parsons
2nd/Lt. Paul J. Terjak
2nd/Lt. Jack M. Thames
2nd/Lt. Jack M. Thames
2nd/Lt. Jack M. Thames
Sgt. Elbert Q. Allen
Sgt. Clarence W. Cox
Sgt. Lawrence W. Erlings
Sgt. Lawrence W. Erlings
Sgt. J. I. Perry
Sgt. J. I. Perry
Sgt. Robert P. Stewart


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56298513
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Lawrence William Erlings (1 Jan 1924–24 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56298513, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .