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Kenneth E. Williams

When I found this tombstone, I didn’t know what a liaison pilot was in World War II. Liaison pilots were mostly enlisted men who flew small, unarmed aircraft to support military operations. Think missions like supply runs, transporting officers or reconnaissance missions. It is sadly no surprise that SSgt. Williams lost his life doing this job.

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I love the name True on this tombstone.  It’s not a name you see very often.

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Sgt. Samuel Westfall Allen Jr.

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Anton Loncar

According to the Greater Cleveland Veterans Memorial, Anton Loncar of Euclid, Ohio, died in a plane crash near Cuba while serving in the Navy in World War II. He was trained as a torpedo-man. He left behind his mother, another brother in naval service, and four sisters.

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Private Allan Fritzsche died along with 4 other members of the crew when the bomber he was riding in crashed near Harlingen Field, Texas. I am assuming that he was on a training run, since one of the other dead was listed as an instructor.

“Five Die in Plane Crash, One Hurt,” Lubbock Morning Avalanche, 1/19/1945, pg. 5.

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