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SGT LaVelle Eugene Giles

SGT LaVelle Eugene Giles

Birth
Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Death 3 Feb 1945 (aged 19)
Berlin, Germany
Burial Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Plot W 88- 2
Memorial ID 82293141 · View Source
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NEBRASKA SGT. ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II PH (KIA)

Son of Raymond Herbert & Marie Hattie Goldberry Giles.
Married to Lillian Belle Covault on August 8, 1944 in Pawnee County, Nebraska.

(Pawnee Republican, book of obits in the Pawnee Republican.)

Pawnee Republican, Feb. 22, 1945)

ANOTHER TABLE ROCK MAN MISSING IN ACTION

Lavelle Giles, Radio Operator on a B-17, is Reported Missing After Flight Over Berlin Feb. 3- Born and Started School in Pawnee City.

Mrs. Lavelle Giles of Table Rock received word Monday from Washington, D. C., that her husband has been missing in action since Feb. 3, when he participated in a bombing mission over Germany.

Sergeant Giles is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Giles of Table Rock, and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Giles and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Goldsberry of Pawnee City. He was born in Pawnee City in 1925 and started school here. In 1933 the family moved to Table Rock and Lavelle finished school there, afterwards working for the Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Co. until his entrance into service Sept. 28, 1943.

He was assigned to the air forces and was trained at Amarillo, Texas; Sioux Falls, S. D.; in Arizona, at Lincoln, and at Sioux City, Iowa. From the latter air base he returned to Lincoln, and went direct to England. At the time of his last bombing flight he was operating out of an English base, supposedly still on a B-17, in capacity of radio man.

He was married in August, 1944, to Miss Lillian Covault of Table Rock.

The flight from which Lavelles plane reportedly failed to return was one that carried what newspapers and commentators described as a 300-mile-long string of bombers and fighters over Berlin. At the time accounts of the tremendous bombing said there was little if any German fighter opposition, but that sections of the nazi target threw up savage amounts of anti-aircraft fire.


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  • Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
  • Added: 22 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82293141
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT LaVelle Eugene Giles (6 Jul 1925–3 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82293141, citing Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Luella Hinrichsen (contributor 47218988) .