670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Sgt. John H. LaPointe

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  32490064

Killed In Action - Aug 6, 1944

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 06-Aug-1921, Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York

Entered Military Service: Date: 26-Aug-1942 At: Utica, NY From: St. Lawrence County, New York
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 32490064

Buried: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Plot B Row 22 Grave 28

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

Sgt. LaPointe Interred In French Cemetery Mrs. Ruth Fadden LaPointe, 113 Market Street, has received notice from the War Department of the permanent interment of the body of her husband, Sgt. John H. LaPointe at the U. S. Military Cemetery, St. Laurent, France. Sgt. LaPointe was shot down on his first bombing mission, August 6, 1944 over Louviers, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis LaPointe, Cherry Street, Sgt. LaPointe was inducted into the army in 1942. He received his basic training in Florida and was later stationed at Mitchell Field. LaPointe went overseas with the Ninth Bomber Squadron in May, 1944 and was shot down on his first bombing mission over France on August 6, 1944.

LaPointe attended Potsdam schools and was employed at the Alcoa plant in Massena prior to his induction in 1942. LaPointe married Ruth Fadden in September, 1942. (June 8, 1949) Potsdam Currier and Freeman

Extracted from Find A Grave.com

According to Fabrice Dhollande, a French WWII researcher, Lt. McManus' aircraft crashed east of Louviers, France
in a place called La ferme Du Buck or "the Du Buck farm".

A/C Seen to Crash. Acft hit by flak over target area, flamed, dropped out of formation, went into flat spin. Last seen to crash east of Louviers.

Important Note: S/N "43-9987" listed in the MACR report should actually be "43-9978".

Missing in Action: Lt. T.W. McManus, Sgt. G.A. Hart, Sgt. J.H. LaPionte--plane seen to crash in the target area.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 7872 and Mission # 116

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