2Lt Frank A Lonc

2Lt Frank A Lonc

Death 18 Jul 1944
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot Plot K Row 24 Grave 5
Memorial ID 56657725 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Madgalene J. Lonc who resided in Rochester, New York.

Frank served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-17G #44-6174, 816th Bomber Squadron, 483rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 249 Michigan Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

B-17G #44-6174 took off from Sterparone, Italy on a bombing mission over Memmingen, Germany. Prior to "bombs away" they, along with 6 other B-17's, were attacked by an "overwhelming" number of German fighter aircraft.

B-17G #44-6174, along with other B-17's, were shot down and crashed near Memmingen during the war.

Frank was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.

Service # O-819836

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #44-6174:

Bermande, William J ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CT
Cook, Nicholas J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Higgins, Walter F ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, PA
Jackson, Eugene A ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, CT
Lonc, Frank A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Milks, Lewis E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IA
Murphy, Ralph B ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, AZ
Rother, Theodore H ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Ulitch, Walter G ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY

Airman who survived from B-17G #44-6174:

Erickson, Charles W ~ T/Sgt, Engineer ~ "POW"

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




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