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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