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2LT John W Bancroft

New York, USA
Death 27 Aug 1943 (aged 19–20)
El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Place Of Burial being Researched
Memorial ID 68146392 · View Source
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Son of Wilford K. Bancroft & Algie F Bancroft.

John served as a Second Lieutenant and Co-Pilot on a B-24E #41-29072, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 24 Farragut Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

John was killed in a bomber crash at Cheyenne Mountain, south west of Colorado Springs, Colorado during the war. The cause of the crash was believed to have been caused by the pilot stunting for his sister who was staying at the Broadmoor Hotel. The sister witnessed the crash.

His death was listed as a "Line Of Duty" related incident.

Service # 0-748518

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Airmen who perished on B-24E #41-29072:

Allison, Razz A., T/Sgt, Asst. Engineer, NC
Bancroft, John W, 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Bowling, Travis V., S/Sgt, Gunner, OK
Campbell, Kemper B., Jr., 2nd Lt., Pilot, CA
Kruglick, Paul M., S/Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Martin, Joseph E., S/Sgt, Gunner
Owings, Charles C., S/Sgt, Engineer, S/Sgt.
Poulson, Christian L., S/Sgt, Gunner,
Skogsberg, Elmer L., 2nd Lt, Navigator, IL
Vogt, William L. Vogt, T/Sgt, Bombardier, MA

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



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  • Added: 10 Apr 2011
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