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Sgt. Lloyd Blevins - 352nd Squadron

Sgt. Lloyd Blevins died on May 20, 1944, when a P-51 was playing tag with other AAF fighters over the Lucera airfield lost engine power, crashed while attempting a dead stick landing, and caught fire. A crowd of onlookers surged around the Mustang just as a short-circuit triggered the fighter's guns, killing six men in addition to the pilot and injuring six others. The majority of the casualties were black troops guarding the airfield, although two men from the 301st were among the dead, Sgt. Lloyd Blevins of the 352nd BS, and Private Roger Lawn of the 353rd BS. Lloyd Blevins One Main Street
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  • July 26, 1944 Revisited in 2009 by Bill Brainard
  • Personal Album of William Boley
  • Personal Album of Floyd Byerly
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  • 1st Lt. James Butchartt 301st BG 352nd BS
  • 1st Lt. Harry Wann 301st BG 353rd BS
  • S/Sgt. Fred Harmon 301st BG 352nd BS
  • Sgt. George Marich 301st BG 353rd BS
  • 1st Lt. John Hayes 301st BG 419th BS


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