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O'Masters Lovell

Monuments

B-17 42-31594

Name:
Lovell O'Masters
Rank:
Sergeant
Serial Number:
39412000
Unit:
751st Bomber Squadron, 457th Bomb Group
Date of Death:
0000-00-00
State:
California
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Sgt Lovell O’Masters, left waist gunner 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. O’Masters was captured and sent to Buchenwald then Stalag Luft 3 in Sagan-Silesia.