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Denning Latham

Name:
Latham Denning
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-692482
Unit:
782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group
Date of Death:
1944-08-03
State:
Georgia
Cemetery:
Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France
Plot:
B
Row:
26
Grave:
14
Decoration:
Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Comments:

Latham Denning was born on July 15, 1917. He served in the 782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a First Lieutenant and crew member on the B-24 #42-95284 during World War II.

On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, they were attacked and shot down by German aircraft. His aircraft crashed at Ehrwald, Tyrol, Austria. He is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at Beim Wasser.

2Lt Denning is now buried in the Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France. He also has a cenotaph located in the Campbellton United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fairburn, Fulton County, Georgia.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.tracesofwar.com, www.abmc.gov, "Missing in Action Failed to Return" Book by Nicole-Melanie Goll and Georg Hoffmann