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Staff Sergeant, Nose Gunner, 578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy. Purple Heart and Air Award recipient. Missing in action in WWII.

Birth:
29 Sep 1921 1
Oklahoma 1
Death:
18 Nov 1943 1
Kjeller, Norway 1
Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army Air Forces 1
Rank:
Staff Sergeant 1
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B24 Liberator
B24 Liberator
B24 Liberator. The type of plane that Earl served on with the U.S. Army Air Forces, 578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy during WWII.
purpleheart_original.jpg
purpleheart_original.jpg
Purple Heart. Awarded for "Being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces.
AIRCRAFT: #42-7486 "THE SHARK"
AIRCRAFT: #42-7486 "THE SHARK"
This was the plane that Earl A. Patterson, Jr and his crew were flying during their final mission. Target: Kjeller, Norway Missing Air Crew Report Details USAAF MACR#: #01503 Date Lost: 18-Nov-43 Serial Number: #42-7486 Aircraft Model B-24 Aircraft Letter: "V-Bar" Aircraft Name: "THE SHARK" 10th Mission Location:Suspected of having to ditch in the North Sea. Cause: Fighters 10 MIA/KIA
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MISSING AIRCREW REPORT: #01503, AIRCRAFT: #42-7486 "THE SHARK" "V-Bar" 10th Mission
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NEXT OF KIN DATA, MISSING AIRCREW REPORT: #01503, AIRCRAFT: #42-7486 "THE SHARK" "V-Bar" 10th Mission
Patterson, Earl
Patterson, Earl
Patterson, Earl, 1930 census.
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Consolidated B-24 Liberators over Germany. 392nd Bomb Group.
Earl's Fiancee
Earl's Fiancee
This is a photograph of Kathryn Stagner who was Earl's fiancee. She is wearing his wings.
Earl A. Patterson, Jr
Earl A. Patterson, Jr
Earl A. Patterson, Jr, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces, 578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy
Earl A. Patterson, Jr
Earl A. Patterson, Jr
Earl A. Patterson, Jr, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces, 578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy
Earl A. Patterson, Jr
Earl A. Patterson, Jr
Earl A. Patterson, Jr, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces, 578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy
Earl with His Flight Crew
Earl with His Flight Crew
578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy. Earl A. Patterson, Jr is in the back row, 2nd from the right.
Earl with his Flight Crew
Earl with his Flight Crew
578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy. Earl A. Patterson, Jr is on the front row, all the way on the right.
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Consolidated B-24 Liberators of the US Army Air Force on their way to bomb Nazi installations at Kjeller, Norway. On Nov., 18, Consolidated B-24 Liberators of the US Army Eighth Air Force Bomber Command attacked the German repair and maintenance
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Consolidated B-24 Liberators of the US Army Air Force on their way to bomb Nazi installations at Kjeller, Norway. On Nov., 18, Consolidated B-24 Liberators of the US Army Eighth Air Force Bomber Command attacked the German repair and maintenance
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Birth:
29 Sep 1921 1
Oklahoma 1
Male 1
Death:
18 Nov 1943 1
Kjeller, Norway 1
Cause: Killed in Action WWII 1
Burial:
Burial Place: Tablets of The Missing At Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK 2
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Birth:
Mother: Thelma Rose Ray 1
Father: Earl Anderson Patterson, Sr 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army Air Forces 1
Rank:
Staff Sergeant 1
Service Start Date:
24 Sep 1942 1
Service End Date:
18 Nov 1943 1
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Employment:
Employer: U.S. Army Air Forces 1
Position: Staff Sergeant 1
Place: 578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy 1
Start Date: 24 Sep 1942 1
End Date: 18 Nov 1943 1

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U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Los Angeles, CA

Name: Earl A Patterson Jr

Birth Year: 1921

Race: White, Citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country: Oklahoma

State of Residence: California

County or City: Los Angeles

Enlistment Date: 24 Sep 1942

Enlistment State: California

Enlistment City: Los Angeles

Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Grade: Private

Grade Code: Private

Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Source: Civil Life

Education: 2 years of high school

Civil Occupation: Semiskilled machine shop and related occupations, n.e.c.

Marital Status: Single, without dependents

Height: 67

Weight: 121

WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Name: Earl A. Patterson Jr.

Death Date: 18 Nov 1943

Cemetery: Tablets of The Missing At Cambridge American Cemetery

Cemetery Burial Plot: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Cemetery City: Cambridge

Cemetery Country: England

War: World War II

Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Title: Staff Sergeant

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces

Service ID: 39536544

Division: 578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy

Data Source: World War II Honor Roll

Rest in peace, cousin. Thank you for your service.

Thinking of you today cousin Earl. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Thank you Uncle Earl for giving your life for so that we can have a better life hojo4440@comcast.net

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