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2Lt Frank Neal Stear

2Lt Frank Neal Stear

Birth
Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 17 Mar 1944 (aged 21)
Italy
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56366811 · View Source
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Frank was the son of Byron Levette Stear and Florence Annette Mathis.

Frank served in the 757th Bomber Squadron, Army Air Corps. He was officially declared dead on 2 Aug 1945 after having gone missing in action near Florence, Italy.

Frank married Kathryn Arlis Beauboeuf. After Frank's death, she married Robert F. Beardshaw.

There are three markers in Frank's memory:
(1) here with his name on the memorial panel at the Florence American Cemetery;
(2) a tombstone erected in his memory by the Stear family at the Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA - Find A Grave memorial #59836696; and
(3) a military marker placed at the request of his widow at the Dark-Neal Cemetery, Boyce, Rapides Parish, LA - Find A Grave memorial #90466371


Inscription

STEAR FRANK N * 2 LT * 757 BOMB SQ 459 BOMB GP(H) * LOUISIANA


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  • Maintained by: Margaret Sopp
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56366811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Frank Neal Stear (16 Aug 1922–17 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56366811, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by Margaret Sopp (contributor 46619622) .