The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Lester E. Carlson
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service Number: O-753059
Date Missing: 04/25/1944
Unit: 744th Bombardment Squadron 456th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Florence American Cemetery
Rosette In Place:
Recoverability Status: More Research Needed
Next Steps: Request IDPFs for all crew KIA in order to determine exactly where the aircraft went down in the Adriaitic Sea to see if any of the MIAs are recoverable.
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