PREVOT, FREDERIC PIERRE, JR., Second Lieutenant, # 0-2068463, USAAF
Frederic P. Prevot Jr. was born in 1914 in Connecticut to Frederic Pierre Prevot (1889-1968) (NY) and Eva R. (Demanche) Prevot (1892- ) (ND). Siblings included Yvonne (Prevot) Kinsman (1922-2010) (CT), Suzanne (Prevot) Johnson (1928- ) (CT). Living with them in 1930 was maternal uncle, Leopold P. Poulin (1904-1986).
After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight schools through advanced schools to navigate the B-24 Liberator. He earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 28 June 1945, a B-24M, # 44-50389, assigned to 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Pandaveswar, India, on a bombing mission over Bantakli, Thailand. It had to fly IFR through monsoon weather conditions. Its last known location was in the vicinity of Akyab, Burma. Last radio contact was with Headquarters, R.A.F. 231st Group (British), Calcutta, India. Search was led by the 222nd Air Sea Rescue Group. It was believed the B-24 crashed in the Bay of Bengal near Akyab, Burma. He is remembered on the wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker was placed in the Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield, Connecticut. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
His father served during WWI, a Private promoted to Sergeant, Infantry (Cook), #1660944, starting 19 September 1917 at Camp Devens, to 7 July 1918. Served overseas, arrived England 22 July 1918, La Havre on 25 July 1918, to Chauteauneuf sur Cher to 28 July 1919 and to 6 November 1918. Arrived Haborken, Finland, on 6 August 1919 and honorably discharged at Camp Upton, NY, 11 August 1919. Served in the Army of Occupation 10 January to 14 July 1919. He died on May 1968.