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Fox Owen Urban

Monuments

King Size monument

 

Name:
Owen Urban Fox
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
33689392
Unit:
565th Bomber Squadron, 389th Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-12-25
State:
Pennsylvania
Cemetery:
Memorial Park Pleasant Hills, Allegheny Count
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Comments:

Born 24 October 1924 in Brookline, PA. He was the left waist gunner of the B-24 “King Size, 42-50612, which took off from Hethel Airbase in England on a mission to bomb an industrial zone in Wahlen-Kall, Germany. After successfully dropping their bombs, the King Size was attacked by German fighters and went into a spin and started burning. This caused them to fall behind their formation, and they were attacked again and crashed. Of the crew of nine, only two survived. Fox made it out of the plane—or maybe was blown out of the plane in an explosion—and was listed as missing in action until 1951. Belgian farmer Jules Evrard decided to convert a small woods to farmland and found Fox’s remains and dog-tags. He was repatriated to his home in Pennsylvania.