Charles M Loesch

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Name: Charles M Loesch

First Name(s): Charles M
Last Name: Loesch

Place of birth: Maryland,

Rank: 2 Lt Pilot
ASN: O-1996007
Company: 511th F Sqdrn
Unit: 405th Fighter Grp 9th USAAF

Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 30-12-1944
Place of incident: Luxembourt area (Lux)

His storyAircraft Republic THUNDERBOLT type P-47D-28-RE #44-19799, took off from Saint-Dizier, France on December 30, 1944.
As White Flight reached a position 3 to 5 miles North of the town Luxembourg, German ground gunners opened fire with light FLAK. White #2, Lt Loesch’s plane was hit when he went into a 40 degree dive heading southwest. Still retaining directional control of the plane he was headed for an open field. 2Lt Charles M Loesch didn’t manage to bail out, crashed with his plane, which was burning in some trees on a hill beyond the open field.

Destination: Luxembourg area, Luxembourg
Mission: Support
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Unit history of 405th Fighter Group

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