Lee J. Peters

S/Sgt    19062572    613th
1920 - 1943

Radio Operator onboard 42-31064 (Hey Lou)

Madingley cemetery, Camebridge, England.
Wall of missing
1920 - 1943

     Lee was born 1920, Michigan, later they moved to Fresno California.
     On Dec 27, 1941, he enlisted to the aircorps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Dec 31, 1943, Target: Cognac, France, the aircraft was hit by flak over the target and had
     to leave formation.
     At this point it was attacked by some enemy fighters and was last seen smoking and diving into the clouds.
     Wreckage of the aircraft was found out beyond St. Catherine's Point on the South of England.
     Unfortunately Lee didn't survived this crash.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1943, when Lee died on the age of 23 he left behind his family :

         His father, Lee J peters, age 47
         His mother, Mamie Ruth Peters, age 45
         His brother, Raymond Peters, age 20

Mission to Cognac, crashed beyond St. Catherine's Point, England

This is all there is to tell about the plane " Hey Lou ".
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