SSgt Jesse Raymond La Rue

SSgt Jesse Raymond La Rue

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 Mar 1943 (aged 23–24)
Rangoon, Yangon Region, Myanmar
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56773267 · View Source
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La Rue was a gunner on a B-24D assigned to the Tenth Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron. They were taking part in a mission of four planes to bomb the Pazundaung Bridge at Rangoon, Burma. The formation was attacked by at least seven Japanese fighters, and though the crews fought gallantly, the enemy succeeded in shooting down La Rue's and another plane. They crashed into the Gulf of Martaban, a few miles south of Rangoon. There were no survivors.

He was the son of Clarence and Josephine La Rue, and he was from Allegany County, MD. La Rue received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

La Rue is also memorialized in Hyndman Cemetery in Hyndman Pennsylvania.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Maryland.

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56773267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Jesse Raymond La Rue (1919–13 Mar 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56773267, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .