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Sgt Frederick D. Langham
Right Gunner

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: April 15, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii

Freddi Bechtel, Langham's daughter found the web site and supplied the photo of her father as well as a photo of his name inscribed in the "Tablets of the Missing" at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, ("Punch Bowl") Honolulu, Hawaii

The following is an excerpt from his obituary:

The sergeant entered service August 15, 1943 in Dover, N.J. He was trained in Salina, Kansas; Nebraska and New Mexico. He received his wings at Tyndall Field, Fl. He worked at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey before going into service and before that was in the Army stationed in Hawaii.

Sgt. Langham, born August 7, 1913, lived in Cherry Tree, PA until he came to Dover, NJ. He graduated from Cherry Tree High School.

He was survived at the time of his death by his wife Florence, pregnant with their daughter, his mother Mrs. Jennie Langahm and two sisters.

To anyone who knew Sgt Frederick D. Langham during is days with the 39th BG days or earier, Freddi would is interested in making contact to learn more about her father as she was born just months after his loss.

If anyone has any additional information about Frederick D. Langham or a member of his crew please contact

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