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Lieut Roland James Hand

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Lieut Roland James Hand

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Death 28 Sep 1944 (aged 23)
Burial Benjamin, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 87182457 View Source
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2nd Lieutenant Hand perished aboard U.S. Army Air Corps B-29 Superfortress #42-65215 when it had a mid-air collision with B-29 #42-63433 at approximately 17,000 feet altitude in the skies near Philip, South Dakota. The two bombers were operating out of the Kearny Army Airfield in Nebraska. All personnel aboard both planes were killed.[further information needed].

Also killed aboard #42-65215:

Captain Billy J. Wheeler
2nd Lt. Gerald T. McGrand
2nd Lt. Mathew G. Lutostanski
2nd Lt. Robert E. Weimer
T/Sgt. Marshall Wayne Ballard
S/Sgt. Dallas G. Chevrie
Cpl. Warren J. McCarthy

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Entered the service from Utah

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