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Photo #375

Last Name: HAVENS

First Name : DEE

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Subject's State: TX

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Subject's Country: UNITED STATES

Date: 1941-1960

Photographer: FOX

Photographer's City: SAN ANTONIO

Photographer's State: TX


Type** : SNAP

Comments: DEE HAVENS (Nee: ) | TX UNITED STATES | 1941-1960 | Comments: Found & Sent Home to Elayne Frank Niece of Dee Havens who Died in WW2 ...Dees legal name was Leycester Dyer Havens born Jan 7,1921 at Breckenridge TX to Arthur and Bertha Havens . Dee died Aug 1,1943 in a disastrous air raid on the german oil refineries at Ploesti in Rumania. In The Book Ploesti ( Bantam 1963) by James Dugan and Carroll Stewart they write that S/Sgt Havens was the *first American to die by enemy hand in the great ground-air battle * He was the rear gunner in the Jeresy Bounce B-24 Liberator Bomber #42-40609, 330th Bomb Squadron/93rd BG(H),Piloted by Worthy Long. Out of 10 crewman six were KIA and 4 were POWs. Dee was never Married. His remains were returned for Stateside interment in 1950 at Hale Center TX purchased in monroe,la/SOLDIER c1940s

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