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SSgt Arthur W Lang

SSgt Arthur W Lang

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 30 Oct 1943 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56364818 · View Source
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Arthur served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-25G #42-64579, 445th Bomber Squadron, 321st Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 9, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Skilled mechanic and also as Married.

B-25G #42-64579 took off from Libya on a shipping mission to Naxos Harbor, Greece. They were attacked and shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea 2 miles west of Naxos Harbor during the war.

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

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31174614

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Airmen who perished on B-25G #42-64579:

Black, Gordon J ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, CA
Golden, William ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, KY
Horton, Felton E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, LA
Lang, Arthur W ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NH
Ramsburg, Edwin E ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, OH
Wenrich, Richard E ~ Sgt, Cannon Leader, PA

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56364818
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Arthur W Lang (1921–30 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56364818, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .