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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1923 1
Ohio 1
Death:
01 Feb 1944 2
Mediterranean Sea 2
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Person:
Deane E Pyles 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1923 1
Ohio 1
Death:
01 Feb 1944 2
Mediterranean Sea 2
Cause: KIA, Shot-down 2
Residence:
Place: Wayne County, Michigan 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
03 Oct 1942 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
15322848 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Hayes Columbus Ohio 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:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Retail managers 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0198 1
Film Reel Number: 2.55 1

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S/Sgt Deane Pyles, KIA 310th BG, 379th BS, 1 Feb.'44

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S/Sgt Deane E Pyles, B-25 Radio/Gunner KIA

PYLES, Deane E., S/Sgt., Radio-Gunner, Enlistment Service #: 15322848

KILLED IN ACTION on 01 February 1944~On a Sea Sweep Bombing Mission, Port
of Departure of Gambut, as the formation flew broadside, over a three enemy
ship convoy, it is believed that A/C # 42-64770 was hit by Flak as it was
crossing the ships. When last seen, it was burning at either the left engine
or the left gas tank. It crashed heavily into the sea about 30 seconds
later, nose down at about a 25 degree angle.

A/C # 42-64770 (MACR 2815)
P: Slater, Edmund N., 2Lt.~FOD
CP: Huttemann, Gustave (NMI), 2Lt.~FOD
B-N: Thorne, Dudley P., 2Lt.~FOD
RG: Pyles, Deane E., S/Sgt.~FOD
G: McConnell, Walter J., S/Sgt~FOD
TailG: Barneycastle, Todd (NMI), S/Sgt.~FOD

A/C Date MACR BG Model
42-64770 2/1/1944 2815 310 B-25
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World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 15322848 15322848
NAME PYLES#DEANE#E########### PYLES#DEANE#E###########
RESIDENCE: STATE 62 MICHIGAN
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 163 WAYNE
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 5340 FT HAYES COLUMBUS OHIO
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 03 03
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 10 10
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps
BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 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
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 53 OHIO
YEAR OF BIRTH 23 23
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 072 Retail managers
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6 Army of the United States - includes the following:
Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year
enlistments
of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal
Service;
Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations
605-10
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0198 0198
FILM REEL NUMBER 2.55# 2.55#
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U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
Name: Deane E Pyles
Gender: Male
Race: White
Religion: Protestant
Disposition: Nonrecoverable
Service Branch: Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service Number: 15322848
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WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings
Name: Deane E. Pyles
Death Date: 1 Feb 1944
Cemetery: Tablets of The Missing At Florence American Cemetery
Cemetery Burial Plot: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Cemetery City: Florence
Cemetery Country: Italy
WAR: World War II
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Title: Staff Sergeant
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces
Service ID: 15322848
Division: 379th Bomber Squadron, 310th Bomber Group, Medium
Data Source: World War II Honor Roll
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World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
Name: Deane E Pyles
Inducted From: Michigan
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Combat Organization: 379th Bomber Squadron 310th Bomber
Death Date: 1 Feb 1944
Monument: Florence, Italy
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal; Air Medal
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National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Registry~NARA~War Department Files
Honoree Hometown Service Source
Deane E. Pyles Wayne County, MI U.S. Army National Archives
S SG Deane E. Pyles ID: 15322848
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Wayne County, MI
Status: FOD
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National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Registry~NARA~War Department Files
Honoree Hometown Service Source
Deane E. Pyles MI U.S. Army Air Forces ABMC Tablets of the Missing
Deane E. Pyles ID: 15322848
Entered the Service From: Michigan
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 379th Bomber Squadron, 310th Bomber Group,
Medium
Died: Tuesday, February 01, 1944
Memorialized at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
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From MACR: NOK:
MRS. Grace Pyles~MOTHER
7045 Vernor Highway
Detroit, MICH
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Michigan casualties, World War Casualties
Name: Deane E. Pyles
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findagrave.com:
SSgt Deane E Pyles
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 1, 1944
Note: Entered the service from Michigan.
Burial: Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence, Toscana Region, Italy
Plot: Not Given
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