|Carl Laverne Lindquist, 1944.|
Born in 1915 and raised in Erie, PA, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp sometime in the early years of WWII. Selected to train as a B-17 bomber navigator, Uncle Carl was killed on February 24, 1944 in the crash of his bomber during a training mission in Alexandria, LA.
My father Lennart was at the time also in training to fly a B-17 as a copilot. He went on to fly 35 bombing missions over Germany, from Aug. through March, 1944-45.
Uncle Carl was buried in a small family plot in the Lakeside Cemetary in Erie. 12 years later he was joined there by his father and 42 years later by his mother.
|The Herman Lindquist family sometime in the early 1940s.|
He was and is sorely missed.