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7.17.2007

1st Lt. Lothrop F. Ellis

(July 20, 1945) - First Lt. Lothrop F. Ellis, 25, of the Army Air Force, formerly of Mountainview avenue, was killed in a plane crash Tuesday, July 17, three miles from the B-29 Bomber Base at Salina, Kan., where he was radar maintenance officer.

A veteran of 55 missions in the European and Mediterranean theatres, Lt. Ellis, who was with the 15th AAF as a pilot of a P-38 fighter plane, had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with eleven Oak Leaf Clusters.

Lt. Ellis was graduated from Nutley High school and afterward attended Perkiomen school in Pennsylvania. He attended Georgia Tech and enlisted while a student there.

5 comments:

Larry said...
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Larry said...

Lothrop F. Ellis was my cousin. My grandfather had a large family, and unfortunately I never met any of my aunts or uncles. Lothrop died 7 years before I was born. I was wondering whether your book had more information on Lothrop.

Paul Ellis said...

Lothrop was also my cousin. I as born 20 years after he was, so never met him. the obituary has some inaccuracies; for one the plane he was co-piloting was a B-17F. The accident report is 43-1-20-5. It is still available. When he died his wife was pregnant so Lothrop is survived by a son as well as a wife.

Paul Ellis said...

2692425249Lothrop was also my cousin. I as born 20 years after he was, so never met him. the obituary has some inaccuracies; for one the plane he was co-piloting was a B-17F. The accident report is 43-1-20-5. It is still available. When he died his wife was pregnant so Lothrop is survived by a son as well as a wife.

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