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Whitlow Artie J.

Monuments

B-17 42-31594

Name:
Artie J. Whitlow
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-748488
Unit:
751st Bomber Squadron, 457th Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-05-27
State:
Louisiana
Cemetery:
Macedonia Cemetery, Macedonia, Arkansas
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

2nd Lt Artie J. Whitlow, pilot of the B-17 42-31594 “Sweater Out”, took off from station 130 in Glatton, Cambridgeshire, UK on a bombing mission over Ludwigshaven and Mannheim’s marshalling yards. Enroute the group was attacked by 50 or 60 German Me-109s. The plane’s right wing was shot off in the attack, going into a tight spin from which it did not recover. Lt Whitlow and SSgt Isker did not survive. They were initially buried in the Bergheim cemetery.