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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1919 1
New Mexico 1
Death:
31 Dec 1969 2
At Sea /Italy 2
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Person:
Alexander T Chavez 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1919 1
New Mexico 1
Death:
31 Dec 1969 2
At Sea /Italy 2
Cause: Ditched at Sea 2
Residence:
Place: DonaAna County, New Mexico 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
11 Dec 1941 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
13042573 1
Enlistment Place:
Santa Fe New Mexico 1
Enlistment Term:
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 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Enlisted Man, Regular Army, within 3 months of Discharge or former WAAC Auxiliary 1
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Actors and actresses 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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Box Number: 0118 1
Film Reel Number: 1.118 1

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S/Sgt Alex Chavez was a Radio/Gunner, B-26 Shot-down 20 Oct.'43

Italy

320th Bomb Group, 443th BS Martin B-26 C Marauder which was lost on October 20, 1943 after a bombing mission over Orvieto, central Italy. Target was a railway bridge.
 Well, thanks to the MACR, to your outstanding web-site, to some books 
("B-26 Units of the MTO" among them), I know that plane was nicknamed 
RAMBLIN RECK, its s/n was 41-34912 and aboard there were:   41-34912 B-26 C BN 8
 2nd Lt Turner, pilot  Lt John J Turner  (Pilot) 0-668165


 2nd Lt Smart, co-pilot Lt John R Smart C-Pilot) 0-669799                                    

 S/Sgts Chavez, Alexander T Chavez (Radio/Gunner)  13042573                          

 S/Sgt Lefler, Albert L Leffler  (Bombardier)  12038292                           

 S/Sgt Miles Jr.,  Clarence H Miles ( Aerial Gunner ) 14068323               

 S/Sgt Watt.   Julian Watt,  Eng/Gunner  34125316                                     

1943 Serial Number: 41-34912  Report Number: 988 
 Location: 42 Deg. 12'N, 10 Deg. 60'E.   Point Of Departure: El Bathan

Alexander T. Chavez Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # 13042573 443rd Bomber Squadron, 320th Bomber Group, Medium Entered the Service from: New Mexico
Died: 21-Oct-44
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

Barbara Ennis Connolly PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msncom  WWII Historical Researcher

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