670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Lawrence William O'Connell

Gunner,  17159973

Prisoner Of War

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 24-Jan-1920, St Louis City, Missouri

Entered Military Service: Date: 3-Nov-1942 At: Jefferson Barracks, MO
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 17159973

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 1-Jan-1945
POW Camp: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
Return Date: 05-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 5-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 99509

Died: 11-Jan-1969, St Louis City, Missouri

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry
Find-A-Grave


Obituary

O'Connell

Lawrence O'Connell, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sat., Jan. 11, 1969, dear father of Lawrence and Beverly O'Connell, dear son of Loudon and the late Catherine O'Connell (nee Streb), former husband of Eloise O'Connell, brother of Evelyn Price, Mary Edna Donius, Mary Firtos and Margaret Donohue, our dear brother-in-law, uncle and cousin.

Funeral Wed., Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m. from the BUCHHOLZ Mortuary, 5967 West Florissant, to Transfiguration Church (Florisant). Interment Calvary, in parlors, 4 p.m. Mon.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO), 13 Jan 1969, Mon, Page 16, Lawrence O'Connell Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/140122677/?article=79091226-a769-48ac-80c2-76f7af948ec9 [subscription required] : accessed 30 January 2021)




MACR 11517 Details



Notes:
A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Airplane hit by Flak. Last seen going down under control at P 6680.

Description:
One plane, piloted by Lt T.A. Murphy, with Staff Sergeant L.W. O'Connell as gunner, was lost. It was last seen leaving the formation in the vicinity of the target, going down in a glide. One chute was seen.
(416th BG History 1945)

See also Mission # 180




Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
WW II Draft Registration
01-Jul-1941
WW II Draft Registration
01-Jul-1941
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St Louis Globe Democrat
01-Feb-1945
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St Louis Globe Democrat
01-Feb-1945
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St Louis Globe Democrat
01-Feb-1945
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St Louis Globe Democrat
25-Mar-1945
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St Louis Globe Democrat
25-Mar-1945
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St Louis Globe Democrat
25-Mar-1945
Death Certificate
Death Certificate
Headstone
Newspaper Obituary
St Louis Post-Dispatch
13-Jan-1969
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St Louis Post Dispatch
19-Jan-1969
WW II Honoree



See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources