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SSGT George Roesser Loy

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SSGT George Roesser Loy

Birth
Woodington, Darke County, Ohio, USA
Death
30 Sep 1943 (aged 21)
At Sea
Memorial Site*
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Tablets of the missing
Memorial ID
93290367 View Source

Greenville boy lost on ocean.

Greenville, O., Oct. 4 -- Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Loy, of 324 West Water street, Greenville, have been notified by the War Department that their son, Staff Sgt. George Loy, 21, was lost on September 30 somewhere in the North Atlantic. The telegram gave no further details.

It is believed that Sgt. Loy, a gunner in the army air corps, was a passenger on an Army plane that crashed into the ocean on route to England as just a week ago he was still stationed at an air base in Maine. The parents received a letter from him last Monday.

That belief is strengthened by the war department telegram which stated that "search had been instituted."

Young Loy spent a furlough with his parents during the week of the Darke county fair, August 22-27, and on Tuesday, August 24 was united in marriage with a Greenville girl, Iliah Young (Munuice Ind).

The Loys have two other sons in service, James Loy, 28, is stationed at an Army air base in Florida, while the other, Technician Paul Loy, 24, serves with an armored unit in North Africa

Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 4, 1943
____________________________________________________________
US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
SSGT. George R. Loy MIA/KIA
Entered the Service from: Ohio
Squadron: no specific unit assigned
Service #35474437
Awards:
Pilot 2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand MIA/KIA

Target: Ferry Mission
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 664
Date Lost: 20-Sep-43
Serial Number: #42-39805
Aircraft Model B-17G
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: 775 miles SW from Reykjavík Iceland
Cause: Engine Failure 11MIA/KIA

This Ship and crew were lost at sea in transit to EU on the northern route after leaving Iceland. Piloted by 2nd Lt. Fritzhand with Major J.T. Thompson in provisional command. The crew and ship were not recovered.

42-39805 (c/n: ) Accepted: 3 September 1943 - Lockheed Aircraft Co (Plant A-1), Burbank, California
Assigned: 5 September 1943 - ATC / 6th Ferrying Group - (Long Beach AAF)
Assigned: 22 September 1943 - 2nd AF / 17th BTW - 518 HQABSQ (Pilot Training - 4 Engine) - (Grand Island AAF)
Replacement crew training - no specific unit assigned Ferried: 30 September 1943 - (RCAF Gander - RAF Presque)(Pilot: 2Lt Nathan Fritzhand) Thompson Provisional Group
Ditched (class 5): Thursday, 30 September 1943 @ 0330 hrs (Engine failure) - Atlantic Ocean (775 miles SW from Reykjavík), Reykjavík - Iceland (54°0'0"N / 32°8'59"W)
(Pilot: 2Lt Nathan Fritzhand) - 10 KIA (MACR 664) - SOC.

The #42-39805 crew
2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand Pilot MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roscoe A. Brooks MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roy L. Dolinger MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt Charles L. Puma MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Elwin E. Pinkham MIA/KIA
Sgt. Raymond J. Bower MIA/KIA
Sgt. Jim C. Gaines MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. John T. O'Brien MIA/KIA
Pvt. John L. R. Bozeman MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA

Greenville boy lost on ocean.

Greenville, O., Oct. 4 -- Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Loy, of 324 West Water street, Greenville, have been notified by the War Department that their son, Staff Sgt. George Loy, 21, was lost on September 30 somewhere in the North Atlantic. The telegram gave no further details.

It is believed that Sgt. Loy, a gunner in the army air corps, was a passenger on an Army plane that crashed into the ocean on route to England as just a week ago he was still stationed at an air base in Maine. The parents received a letter from him last Monday.

That belief is strengthened by the war department telegram which stated that "search had been instituted."

Young Loy spent a furlough with his parents during the week of the Darke county fair, August 22-27, and on Tuesday, August 24 was united in marriage with a Greenville girl, Iliah Young (Munuice Ind).

The Loys have two other sons in service, James Loy, 28, is stationed at an Army air base in Florida, while the other, Technician Paul Loy, 24, serves with an armored unit in North Africa

Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 4, 1943
____________________________________________________________
US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
SSGT. George R. Loy MIA/KIA
Entered the Service from: Ohio
Squadron: no specific unit assigned
Service #35474437
Awards:
Pilot 2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand MIA/KIA

Target: Ferry Mission
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 664
Date Lost: 20-Sep-43
Serial Number: #42-39805
Aircraft Model B-17G
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: 775 miles SW from Reykjavík Iceland
Cause: Engine Failure 11MIA/KIA

This Ship and crew were lost at sea in transit to EU on the northern route after leaving Iceland. Piloted by 2nd Lt. Fritzhand with Major J.T. Thompson in provisional command. The crew and ship were not recovered.

42-39805 (c/n: ) Accepted: 3 September 1943 - Lockheed Aircraft Co (Plant A-1), Burbank, California
Assigned: 5 September 1943 - ATC / 6th Ferrying Group - (Long Beach AAF)
Assigned: 22 September 1943 - 2nd AF / 17th BTW - 518 HQABSQ (Pilot Training - 4 Engine) - (Grand Island AAF)
Replacement crew training - no specific unit assigned Ferried: 30 September 1943 - (RCAF Gander - RAF Presque)(Pilot: 2Lt Nathan Fritzhand) Thompson Provisional Group
Ditched (class 5): Thursday, 30 September 1943 @ 0330 hrs (Engine failure) - Atlantic Ocean (775 miles SW from Reykjavík), Reykjavík - Iceland (54°0'0"N / 32°8'59"W)
(Pilot: 2Lt Nathan Fritzhand) - 10 KIA (MACR 664) - SOC.

The #42-39805 crew
2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand Pilot MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roscoe A. Brooks MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roy L. Dolinger MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt Charles L. Puma MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Elwin E. Pinkham MIA/KIA
Sgt. Raymond J. Bower MIA/KIA
Sgt. Jim C. Gaines MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. John T. O'Brien MIA/KIA
Pvt. John L. R. Bozeman MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA


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