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2Lt Irving B Patten

2Lt Irving B Patten

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 1 Oct 1943 (aged 27–28)
Switzerland
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 45 Grave 21
Memorial ID 56374718 · View Source
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Son of Ainsley H. Patten who resided in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Irving served as a Second Lieutenant and Bombardier on B-17F (#42-30126), 416th Bomber Squadron, 99th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Norfolk County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 7, 1941, prior to the war, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the fabrication of textile products and also as Single, without dependents.

Irving was "Killed In Action" when his B-17F was attacked and shot down by enemy aircraft fire over Switzerland during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-735143

His brother, 1Lt George K Patten, was also "Killed In Action" during the war and is interred close to him. They are one of fourteen pairs of brother's interred together in the Epinal American Cemetery, France.

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Airmen who perished on B-17F #42-30126:

Burgett, Charles R ~ S/Sgt, Asst. Radio Op, NY
English, Burton C ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, IA
Finseth, Levi S ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MN
Malchiodi, Peter B ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Patten, Irving B ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, MA
Prentice, Donald M ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NY
Wheadon, Elmer D ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, NH

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Airmen who survived from B-17F #42-30126:

Carroll, Joseph R ~ T/Sgt, Radio Op, NY
King, Norris W ~ S/Sgt, T/Gunner, CO
Pratt, Marion D ~ S/Sgt, Asst Engineer

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56374718
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Irving B Patten (1915–1 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56374718, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .