Agee, Loyd, T/Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
757-Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner, AAF
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 757, USAAF 15th Army Air Force/461st Bomber Group
Service Years
1943 - 1944

Technical Sergeant


One Service Stripe


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bakersfield
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 12, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Mediterranean Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Rhone, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MIA at sea

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]


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AAF Aerial Gunner Wings

 
 Unit Assignments
USAAF 15th Army Air Force
  1944-1944, 757, USAAF 15th Army Air Force/461st Bomber Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TSgt. Loyd Agee enlisted on 5 January 1943. He served as a Radio Operator / Gunner
with the 461st Bombardment Group, 766th Bombardment Squadron, 15th AIr Force based in Toretta, Italy.  

On 12 July 1944, he was part of a crew of 10 men who served aboard B-24H (tail number 41-29337) "Dwatted Rabbit" on a mission (#60) over the marshalling yards at Nimes, France. Her served as the Left Waist Gunne and Radio Operator positions. The pilot was 2nd Lt. William L. Barnes.

The aircraft was seen to go down approximately 18 miles off the coast of France in the Gulf of Lyon result of fighter attack  The aircraft was observed in the water, where it had broken in half. No rafts were observed, though 2 men in Mae West life vests were seen  All crew were lost.  Note: A MACR of 6808 was assigned to this loss.

The 461st Bomb Group, 766th Bomb Squadron engaged in very long range strategic bombardment missions against enemy strategic targets in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the Balkans until April 1945. The Group bombed aircraft factories, assembly plants, oil refineries, storage areas, marshaling yards, airdromes, and other objectives until the German Capitulation in May 1945.


Sergeant Loyd Agee is memorialized at the Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial Draguignan, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France. Sergeant Agee received the Purple Heart Medal and the Air Medal.

He lived at 2205 Lake St., Bakersfield, California with his wife, Mary.

 
   
Comments/Citation
Links:

http://www.461st.org/Aircraft/Originals/PDFs/MACR%206808.pdf (Missing Air Crew Report)
http://www.461st.org/Crews/766th%20Crews/barnes_w.html (Crew list and missions)
   
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