668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

2Lt. Lawrence A. Eckard

Bombardier/Navigator,  O-2063231

Killed In Action - Feb 14, 1945

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 07-May-1925, McVeytown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

Entered Military Service: Date: 12-May-1943 From: Pennsylvania

Buried: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Plot A Row 8 Grave 3

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry     Overseas American Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission Memorial, Certificate
Find-A-Grave (1)     Find-A-Grave (2)
Fields of Honor Database

A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Ten aircraft suffered battle damage. The eleventh aircraft, believed hit by flak, was last seen going down in flames in the vicinity of Heinersheim. One chute emerged. The crew of three included Lts J.J. Chalmers and L.W. Eckard, and S/Sgt K. Fortuner.
(416th BG History 1945)

See also MACR 12346 and Mission # 204

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
Headstone Memorial
WW II Service Compensation Application
WW II Service Compensation Application
Rosters Of WW II Dead
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
American Battle Monuments Commission Certificate

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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