Three Airmen

Discussion in 'All Hands Club & Canteen Discussion Area' started by Alex Smart, May 16, 2017.

  1. Alex Smart

    Alex Smart Active Member

    Hello,

    There are three airmen that I cannot find any details of burial or memorial for.
    They were all lost in the same a/c on February 25th 1945.
    B25 - 43-27517 - 340BG/489BS - MACR 12573.
    Their names -
    CRECENZI, Joseph D.
    SPANN, Albert L. [ there is a memorial shown on "findagrave" but it says burial or perhaps it was buried ? There is a photo of a stone ].
    WESTRA, James P.

    Alex
     
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  2. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

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  3. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

  4. Alex Smart

    Alex Smart Active Member

    Hello Roland,
    Thank you,just shows that its how to search that gives the right info. I searched Fold3 and that story did not come up for Me :(
    Re: Spann, the photo in findagrave shows to me what looks more like a memorial stone than a grave ?
    Re: Crecenzi, I note the spelling is different. But it is the same man.
    Many thanks
    So none of the men is still MIA.
    Alex
     
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  5. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    Alex, he was reburied in 1949. Here is the newspaper article. There is also a headstone application on fold3.

    Kerrville_Mountain_Sun_Thu__Mar_17__1949_.jpg
     
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  6. Alex Smart

    Alex Smart Active Member

    Hello Kingman,
    Many thanks for the ABMC link, I searched but with the incorrect spelling, though I'm sure that is how it is in the MACR, unless I misread it :(
    Again thank you
    Looks like all three were recovered an laid to rest with honour.
    All for now
    Alex
     
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  7. Alex Smart

    Alex Smart Active Member

    Many thanks for solving my problem re these three airmen
    My error:( re Crecenzi, just checked MACR and it does have CRESCENZI.
    Alex
     
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  8. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    probably family
     

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  9. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Albert L.Spann
     

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    Airwar Well-Known Member

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