Name and Rank, Sergeant Byron E. La Blanc.
Unit/Placed in, 425th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Byron was born approx. on Sep. 5, 1921 in Wisconsin.
Father, William A. La Blanc.
Mother, Emily (Laconic) La Blanc.
Sister, Alice La Blanc.
Brothers, John, Laurence, Ervin, Francis and Ronald La Blanc.
Byron entered the service from Wisconsin with service number # 36805260.
Byron E. La Blanc was a Left Waist Gunner in the 425th Bomber Squadron.
Byron’s crewmembers and there position onboard the plane a B-24 were,
2nd Lt. Evert P. Mitchell Pilot
2nd Lt. Francis G. Steiger Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Fred R. Massing Navigator
F/O Howard J. Lundberg Bombardier
S/Sgt. Leonard W. Habel Engineer/Gunner
S/Sgt. Reese Hunter Jr. Radio Operator/Gunner
Sgt. Robert H. Kuhns Right Waist Gunner
Sgt. Byron E. La Blanc Left Waist Gunner
Cpl. Lawrence C. Hedlund Radar Observer/Gunner
Byron E. La Blanc was Killed in Action due to bad weather during a night mission to Mine Lying at Kunming, China, when there was nothing on the Radio of there where abouts on Aug. 9, 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
And he is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,
National Capital Region, Philippines.
He has a Memorialgrave at Saint Ann Cemetery, Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com