God bless all the WWII young men who gave their lives to protect and preserve our freedoms, especially the flyboys who put their lives on the line every single time they went up. This young man lost his life over the German city of Mariaweiller on a bombing mission on Dec 6, 1944 just 4 months before the bombardment group was disbanded. Thank you for posting the photo of his grave stone. I hope someone puts a flag in front of it.
Thank you trucker11. This has been a special spot for me since I saw this stone. I found that his squadron has a web site and got a response with some of Lauren's history. I actually have a small flag I have been carrying with me in hopes of being able to leave it there soon. Are you a friend of his or the family? I tried to find family in the area without success. I plan to look a little more this summer.
No, I am not a family member or friend. I was googleearthing the area (I am from Lisbon Falls, Maine originally)and clicked on the photo. As the son of WWII Army Aircorps veteran I have a strong interest in preserving our memories of what the flyboys did in WWII. I have created a virtual memorial to this veteran on www.findagrave.com.
Don, I don't think you have been kept up to date on what is going on with this stone. I wrote to the bomb group website and got an answer from them. The administrator of the group website went to the grave site and found that the foundation was crumbling. He has been talking with the caretakers of the cemetary, family members of Cowallis and has got permission to fix the foundation. He is getting a cost to do it and then we will see what we are going to do next. Apparently there are other vets in the cemetery too. (even one from the Civil War). Anyway, thanks to you and your efforts this stone will be preserved. Good job.
Hi Mike. I hope all is well with you. I have not worked with my site for a while but am wondering if you have seen the article in a local paper today regarding a recent ceremony at the gravesite. I presume you have as you are often quoted in the article. Anyway, it was a really nice write-up and I want to thank you for you dilegence in following through. I have not followed this as well as I should have although I remain very interested and will visit the site soon.
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Photo taken in Southeast Piscataquis, ME, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location