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Langenmayr Kenneth W

Monuments

B24 crash

 

Name:
Kenneth W Langenmayr
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-815934
Unit:
786th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-06-25
State:
New York
Cemetery:
St-Mary's Cem. Minoa, New York
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Purple Heart, Air Medal
Comments:

Born 26 July 1921 From East Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Son of Cecilia Langenmayr Graduate of North Syracuse High School where he was active in track and music. Married to Mary Rose Brisson Langenmayr. Father of Kenneth and Ann Cecilia Brother of Carl and Donald Langenmayr and a Mrs. John Carroll. Worked as a brakeman on the New York Central Railroad before entering service on 6 January 1943. He received preflight training at Nashville, Tennessee; Clarksdale, Mississippi, and New Port, Arkansas. He went to England in April, 1944 and was involved in 28 missions over enemy territory. Co-Pilot of the B-24 Liberator 41-29371 “Crippled Bitch” that took off from Station 120 Attlebridge in Norfolk, UK on a mission to bomb the airfield at Bretigny-sur-Orge in France. The plane was hit by flak before it had released its bombs. The flaming plane was partially evacuated before it disintegrated in an in-flight explosion at 20,000 feet at around 7:30 pm. Langenmayr had been seen jumping without a parachute or with an inflamed parachute and was killed from the fall.