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2nd Lt. Wellington E. Landis - Fallen

Wellington E. Landis
County: Ramsey
World War II - Fallen
Date of Loss: April 22, 1944
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 788th Bomber Squadron, 467th Bomber Group, Heavy

Killed in action. Lt. Landis was the Navigator on Lt. James Roden's B-24 crew. He was killed when their aircraft was shot down while returning from a mission over Hamm, Germany. German fighters had followed the group of 28 aircraft back to England and, as they made their approach for a night landing, shot down two aircraft killing 17 crew members and one airman on the ground.

Buried at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. Received Purple Heart award, the European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.