Twedt, Lowell S., 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Army Air Corps
Last Primary MOS
AAF 1024-Pilot Four-Engine Aircraft
Last MOS Group
Army Air Force
Primary Unit
1943-1944, AAF 1024, USAAF 15th Army Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Army Air Corps

Second Lieutenant


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lemon Grove
Last Address
Lemon Grove, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 20, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Florence, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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American Battle Monuments CommissionThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWorld War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1944, American Battle Monuments Commission
  1944, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2004, World War II Fallen6
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USAAF 15th Army Air Force
  1943-1944, AAF 1024, USAAF 15th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Lowell S. Twedt, 27, killed during World War II, was accounted for December 11, 2019.

In the fall of 1944, Twedt was a pilot assigned to the 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group. On Oct. 20, he piloted a P-38J “Lightning” aircraft as part of an escort for a B-17 “Flying Fortress” bombing mission targeting oil storage tanks in Regensburg, Germany. The mission encountered enemy anti-aircraft fire around Bolzano, Italy. Three P-38Js, including Twedt’s, went down as a result. An eyewitness account saw Twedt’s aircraft falling to the ground in flames, and did not see him eject. Twedt’s remains were never recovered.

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