14-19 SEPTEMBER 2023

Lavoie, Ralph Edmund

Individual Personnel Data
Name Lavoie, Ralph Edmund   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 11098344   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, effective 11 March 1943.
Duty Tail Gunner / Ball Turret Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 25 June 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 16378 (0.477 MB)
Near-Escape From Infamous Stalag 17 (0.971 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Riches, George WilliamPilotKIA
Flt. Ofcr. Waugh, Colby ACo-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Irwin, Donald JesseNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Boomhower, William (NMI)BombardierPOW
S/SGT. Penney, Freeman Seth, "Buzz"Radio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Anderson, Bernard HermanEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Smith, Guy EdwinBall Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Lavoie, Ralph EdmundTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Martin, Stanley SchoffieldTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Waller, William TheodoreFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Tail Gunner 42‑5849 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30143 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Damaged by flak, crashed near Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 16378. 1Lt. George Riches posthumously awarded Silver Star (Owens p. 200)
Sortie Report

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