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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
09 Jan 1920 2
1920 1
Botkins, Ohio 2
Ohio 1
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Person:
Omer William Lammers 2
Omer W Lammers 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
09 Jan 1920 2
1920 1
Botkins, Ohio 2
Ohio 1
Male 2
Residence:
Place: Shelby County, Ohio 1
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Birth:
Mother: Emma Marie Kipp Lammers 2
Father: William L. Lammers 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
18 Jan 1941 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Component:
Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
15016743 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Hayes Columbus Ohio 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Farm hands, general farms 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0175 1
Film Reel Number: 2.32 1

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Omer William Lammers

Tinian, Mariana Islands

Enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on 18 January 1941 at Fort Hayes near Columbus, Ohio.  Underwent initial training at Chanute Field near Rantoul, Illinois; and B-29 aircraft combat crew training at Fairmont Army Air Field, Nebraska.

On 23 December 1944, he deployed to the Pacific Theater of Operations and was assigned to the 20th Air Force, XXI Bomber Command, 313th Bombardment Wing, 504th Bombardment Group (VH), 398th Bomb Squadron; being stationed at North Field, on Tinian in the Mariana Islands.

On 15 February 1945, he flew as the Flight Engineer aboard a Boeing B-29 Superfortress ("Coral Queen") serial #42-63499. 504th BG aircraft were also identified by an "E" inside a “Circle” painted on the tail. It was one of 117 aircraft launched in a multi-wing Group formation to bombard the Mitsubishi aircraft engine plant at Nagoya, Japan.

On the return route back to North Field, his aircraft was forced to ditch, resulting in the loss of the aircrew.  Last radio contact was at a geographic location of: 23 degrees 00 minutes North latitude, 144 degrees 20 minutes East longitude (approximately 570 miles north of Tinian).

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