2Lt Benjamin B Chase

2Lt Benjamin B Chase

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 23 Feb 1944 (aged 23–24)
Austria
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot A Row 38 Grave 4
Memorial ID 56357529 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Augusta Bloodworth Chase who resided in Jacksonville, Florida.

Benjamin served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J #42-100255, 512th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Dougherty County, Georgia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 16, 1942 at Turner Field, Albany, Georgia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Plumber and also as Married.

He was first declared as "Missing In Action" when his plane was shot down by fighters during Mission 216 to Steyr, Austria. The plane crashed at St. Valentin, Austria on February 23, 1944.

Benjamin was later declared as "Killed In Action".

In the photo he is the one kneeling all the way to the left. Click on the picture for more info on the rest of the crew and the mission.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-797470

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100255:

Capogreco, Russell P ~ Pvt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Chase, Benjamin B ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, GA
Fairley, David R ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, TX
Pine, Edward M ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, LA
Yerick, Martin ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, OH

6 members of the crew survived the crash.

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

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  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56357529
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Benjamin B Chase (1920–23 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56357529, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .