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Bendon, Louis Anger

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bendon, Louis Anger   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-693734   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #37 dated 24 February 1944, effective 24 February 1944.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 13 April 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands: Plot H Row 3 Grave 15
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 3873 (61.433 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
1st Lt. Lavin, James RobertPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Bendon, Louis AngerCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Ashman, Harold EugeneNavigatorEV
2nd Lt. Anthes, Calvin LeroyBombardierKIA
T/SGT. Hollar, Troy (NMI)Engineer / Top Turret GunnerEV
SGT. Brady, Lloyd George, "Jack"Ball Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Malone, James WoodieTail GunnerKIA
SGT. Johnson, Charles WilliamFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Marz, Raymond RichardFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 5 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Co-pilot 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Co-pilot 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Co-pilot 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97274 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Hit by direct flak burst in left wing tanks at 1545 hrs on the return from attacking the target; large holes were seen in #1 and #2 engines whereupon the plane exploded in mid-air; crashed near Fouleng, Belgium. MACR 3873.
Sortie Report

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