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TSgt Robert Lastrapes

TSgt Robert Lastrapes

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Death 7 Jul 1944
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Memorial ID 56657483 · View Source
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Engineer T/Sgt Robert Lastrapes, KIA
Hometown: Akron, OH
Squadron: 564th BS 389th Bomb Group
Service# 15072927
Pilot Capt William P. Bates, KIA MN

Target:Halle, Germany
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 7492
Date Lost: 7-Jul-44
Serial Number: 42-51144
Aircraft Model B-24HSH-25-DT
Aircraft Letter: A
Aircraft Name:
Location: 20 miles N. of Halle
Cause: AA damage led to mid-air collision with 492nd BG B-24. 10 KIA, 3 POW

Notes: This aircraft with Command Pilot Capt. Walter Beckett aboard was leading the 453rd Bomb Group & 2nd Combat Wing when at 0927 it collided head-on with an unidentified B-24 of another group. Both aircraft went down. Three chutes observed. Capt. Beckett, Lt. Koske were two survivors from 42-51144.
Five 389th BG aircraft are lost on a mission to Halle, Germany

Visit the virtual cemetery of the "BATES"Crew. Click here

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Ohio.

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56657483
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Robert Lastrapes (unknown–7 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56657483, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .