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Sgt Joe F Pratt

Sgt Joe F Pratt

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 18 Mar 1945
Goincourt, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Memorial ID 56374927 · View Source
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He was killed on 18th March 1945 on the territory of the municipality of Goincourt during a terrible tragedy

That day, a few minutes after takeoff from the airbase of Beauvais-Tillé for a mission over Germany, the B-26 "Marauder" in which he was flying crashed, caught by the blast of the explosion of two other "Marauders" which collided whilst getting into formation.

This dramatic catastrophe immediately resulted in the death of the crews of the three bombers. Miraculously, only the leading pilot of the Squadron, 1st Lt. Alex O. Cordes, survived

Gravesite Details Entered the Service from Texas.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56374927
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Joe F Pratt (unknown–18 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56374927, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .