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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army Air Forces 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 1
Birth:
16 Nov 1918 2
1918 3
Winston County, Mississippi 4
Mississippi 3
Death:
26 Nov 1943 5
near Bremen, Stadtgemeinde Bremen, Bremen, Germany 6
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ORVILLE L CASTLE
ORVILLE L CASTLE
SHOT DOWN OVER GERMANY 26 NOV 1943
2Lt. Orville Lee Castle.jpg
2Lt. Orville Lee Castle.jpg
2Lt. Orville Lee Castle was pilot in command (PIC) of B-17G-15-DL, A/C # 42-37817 named "Aristocrap"
Orville L. Castle Crew.jpg
Orville L. Castle Crew.jpg
Missing Crew Report.jpg
Missing Crew Report.jpg
Orville L. Castle Headstone (Cenotaphic Memorial).jpg
Orville L. Castle Headstone (Cenotaphic Memorial).jpg
8th Army Air Force shoulder patch.jpg
8th Army Air Force shoulder patch.jpg
351st Bombardment Group, Heavy patch.jpg
351st Bombardment Group, Heavy patch.jpg
508th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy patch.jpg
508th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy patch.jpg
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress on its way to England (ca. 1941).jpg
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress on its way to England (ca. 1941).jpg

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Person:
Orville Lee Castle 7
Orville L Castle 3
Level of Education: 1 year of college 3
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 3
Birth:
16 Nov 1918 2
1918 3
Winston County, Mississippi 4
Mississippi 3
Death:
26 Nov 1943 5
near Bremen, Stadtgemeinde Bremen, Bremen, Germany 6
Burial:
1944 8
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liege, Liege, Belgium 8
Residence:
Place: Winston County, Mississippi 3
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Birth:
Mother: Emma Beatrice Wilson 4
Father: Joel (Jan) Talmadge Castle 4
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army Air Forces 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 1

World War II 3

Branch:
Army 3
Enlistment Date:
31 Mar 1942 3
Service Number:
O-800358 9
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 3
Army Serial Number:
14076182 3
Enlistment Place:
Jackson Aab Mississippi 3
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 3
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 3
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Occupation:
Actors and actresses 3
Race or Ethnicity:
White 3
Source Information:
Box Number: 0154 3
Film Reel Number: 2.11 3

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  1. Contributed by treebz65
  2. Global Find A Grave Index — Contributed by millebr
  3. World War II Army Enlistment Records
  4. Ancestry.com - Family Trees — Contributed by millebr
  5. Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil — Contributed by millebr
  6. Missing Air Crew Report — Contributed by millebr
  7. 1920 United States Federal Census — Contributed by millebr
  8. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas — Contributed by millebr
  9. American Air Museum in Britain — Contributed by millebr
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ORVILLE LEE CASTLE

BERMEN GERMANY

ORVILLE WAS A PILOT OF B-17 THAT WAS SHOT DOWN OVER BERMEN GERMANY. HE WAS KILLED. HE JIMPED FROM THE BURNING PLANE. EVERYTHING WAS BURNING.

 

 

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