Louis A. Alier was born on April 12, 1921. He served as a Second Lieutenant and Bombardier in the 791st Bomber Squadron, 467th Bomber Group, Heavy on B24 #42-52445 aircraft during World War II. On April 22, 1944 while returning from bombing the railway marshalling yards at Hamm (Germany), the craft was shot at from the rear by ME-410 intruder aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 51, which had entered the landing pattern of returning aircraft. Seven men were killed (including 2LT Alier) and 3 men bailed out safely. 2LT Alier is now buried in the Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA.