Louie Mark La Fountain
T/Sgt 38183420 614th
1920 - 1944
Ball Turret Gunner aboard 42-38162
Madingley cemetery, Camebridge, England.
Wall of missing
1920 - 1944
Louie was born 1920, In Kansas.
They later moved to Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.
On Aug 27, 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.
In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
His last mission, Apr 9, 1944, target: Marienburg , Germany, the Group was attacked by a number
of FW 190's.
The B-17 , piloted by Lt. William R. Dawes, had its nose blown off and was seen going into the Baltic sea
There were no survivors of the crew, which was nearing the end of its tour.
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal
In 1944, when Louie died on the age of 22 he left behind his family :
His father, Louie B La Fountain, age 49
His mother, Tennessee La Fountain , age 48
Marienburg, located in East Prussia, was the most distant target yet bombed by the 401st.
Enroute back from the target, while over the Baltic Sea, the Group was attacked by a number of FW 190's.
AC was seen going into the sea.
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