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WW2 Bracelet IDed to USAAF POW Stalag Luft III

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I have an ID bracelet believed to belonged to a USAAF POW.

 

It is engraved:

 

Carl R. Loiocano

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I have located information on Carl Russell Loiocano that states he was an aerial gunner

in the 455th BG, 741st SQDN. It also shows him as a DFC & PH recipient

along with being a POW at Sagen, Stalag Luft III in 1944.

 

Is there a way to find more detailed information about his service record

and the incident that occurred causing him to become a prisoner of war?

 

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I'll check tomorrow to see if we have anything on him here at the National POW Museum...

 

a quick Google search...

 

http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/38907/Carl-R-Loiocano-Jr

 

https://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=370477

 

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Carl-R.-Loiocano-101585419

 

 

Hope this helps.


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Shot down flying over Austria, July 21, 1944.

 

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Wanted: Missouri Medals

 

I am always in search of Missouri Medals and Items. This could be anything from WW1, WW2, Prisoners of War, Ephemera, or anything pertaining to Missourians.

 

I thank you for your time and consideration.

 

-Without a witness, they just disappear.-

 

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I'll check tomorrow to see if we have anything on him here at the National POW Museum...

 

a quick Google search...

 

http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/38907/Carl-R-Loiocano-Jr

 

https://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=370477

 

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Carl-R.-Loiocano-101585419

 

 

Hope this help

 

 

Yes, this is great!

I really appreciate you taking the time to gather and post this information.

 

Thank you!

 

Rick

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There is an active Stalag Luft III organization run by Marilyn Walton,great news letter. They may help with a little research.


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here he is...in the middle 2009 reunion....only photo I could find

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So I searched our POW database here at the museum. He is in our system, but nothing more than I already gave you in my first post.

 

You were interested in what led to his capture so I'll say it again. Shot down during a mission over Austria, July 21, 1944.

 

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Wanted: Missouri Medals

 

I am always in search of Missouri Medals and Items. This could be anything from WW1, WW2, Prisoners of War, Ephemera, or anything pertaining to Missourians.

 

I thank you for your time and consideration.

 

-Without a witness, they just disappear.-

 

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here he is...in the middle 2009 reunion....only photo I could find

 

American heroes!

Would love to have been a fly on the wall there.

 

Thank you!

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He passed away in 2014:

 

CARL RUSSELL LOIOCANO

AUGUST 5, 2014

Carl Russell Loiocano, born on June 17, 1923 in North East, PA to his parents Carl L. and Lucy B (Martina) Loiocano, passed away on August 5, 2014 in Cape Coral, FL.

Carl is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Jean Bowker Loiocano; children Beth (David) Scarborough, Carol (Robert) Rymanowski, Lawrence (Valerie) Loiocano; grandchildren Aaron and Sean Rathman, Holly and Lucy Loiocano; great grandchildren Darren, Michael, and Zachary Rathman, and Dacota Vinson. He is preceded in death by his son Steven Carl Loiocano and daughter Barbara Jean Loiocano.

Carl was a decorated WWII Army Air Corps Veteran and was a POW in Sagan in 1944. He was a member of the 455th Bombardment Group and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart amongst many others.

Carl enjoyed spending time tinkering with electronics, woodworking, hunting, fishing, and summers at Bear Lake, NY with his family.

 

 

 

He was also the director of the 455th website:

 

http://www.455th.org/contact/contact.htm


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Hey folks - I know this is an old thread, and I’m new to this forum, but I’m really hoping you still receive notification of this reply.

Carl R. Loiocano is my grandfather - my aunt (Carl’s daughter) found this thread while doing some online ancestry research.

 

I’d love to learn more about how the original poster found this bracelet. His story was really quite amazing; I was fortunate enough to hear it first-hand when I was older and in the Air Force myself. I had the opportunity to attend one of his squadron’s reunions with him - a remarkable group of Vets.

Are you still around? Do you still have this bracelet?

 

Thank you,

Sean

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Here’s a better pic of my grandfather from WWII.

 

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I have an ID bracelet believed to belonged to a USAAF POW.

 

It is engraved:

 

Carl R. Loiocano

32832387

 

I have located information on Carl Russell Loiocano that states he was an aerial gunner

in the 455th BG, 741st SQDN. It also shows him as a DFC & PH recipient

along with being a POW at Sagen, Stalag Luft III in 1944.

 

Is there a way to find more detailed information about his service record

and the incident that occurred causing him to become a prisoner of war?

 

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To the owner of Carl R. Loiocano's bracelet,

As one of his daughters, I would love to hear how you came in possesion of the bracelet. I would be happy to send you his story as he wrote it.

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Hello Carlady & SRathman

Have you tried to send a Private Message (PM) to the OP.

That might get his attention a little better than an older thread.

According to his last activity, He was on today

 

I sent him a PM to take a look at this thread

 

 

Good Luck

Semper Fi

Phil


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