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2LT Robert W LaJoie

Birth
Death 5 Apr 1945
Netherlands
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Place of burial being researched
Memorial ID 99237917 · View Source
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Robert served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24H "Pin-Up-Girl" #42-94941, 705th Bomber Squadron, 446th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

B-24H #42-94941 took off from station AAF 125 in England for a bombing mission over Bayreuth, Germany. They were hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire. The B-24 caught on fire and crashed behind the villa Bijdorp in Holland during the war.

Robert was "Killed In Action" on this mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He is interred somewhere in New York.

Service # O-830622

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #42-94941:

Coyle, Leo R, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, ME
Lajoie, Robert W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NY
Theisen, Raymond G ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, WY
Wass, Darrell A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, AR

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Airmen who became POW's from B-24H #42-94941:

Beebe, Edward E ~ FO, Co-Pilot
Durette, Normand J ~ Sgt, Gunner
Edgell, Okla E ~ Sgt, Gunner
Hill, Clinton W ~ FO, Navigator

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

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 20 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99237917
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Robert W LaJoie (unknown–5 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99237917, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Place of burial being researched.