Lawrence William Skehan

Sgt    31089101    613th
1915 - 1944

Right Waist Gunner aboard 42-31593 (Carrie B)

Normandy cemetery, France
Plot : A , Row : 19 , Grave : 31.
1915 - 1944

     Lawrence was born Jun 28, 1915, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

     He enlisted to the Air Force Apr 6, 1942.
     In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Apr 20, 1944, Target: Bois Coquerel, France, no 3 engine was hit by flak.
     About 3 or 4 minutes later A/C pulled up vertically , went into a dive to about 12,000 Feet and
     then exploded.

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

                       In 1944, when Lawrence died on the age of 28 he left behind his family :

                           His father, John J Skehan, age 53
                           His mother, Alice W Skehan, age 51
                           His sister, Marie L Skehan, age 33
                           His brother, John J Skehan, age 32
                           His brother, James N Skehan, age 30

Mission to Bois Coquerel, France, # 3 engine hit by flak,went into dive and exploded.
Crashed near Pont-Remy, France

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