Miers, Lonnie L., Jr., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1054-Co-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 1054, 352nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1943
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greenville
Last Address
352nd Bomb Squadron

Casualty Date
Mar 22, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot G, Site 108

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Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Operation Strangle
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
Operation Strangle was a series of air interdiction operations during the Italian Campaign of World War II by the United States Fifteenth and Twelfth Air Forces to interdict German supply routes in Italy north of Rome from March 24, 1943, until the fall of Rome in spring 1944. Its aim was to prevent essential supplies from reaching German forces in central Italy and compel a German withdrawal. The strategic goal of the air assault was to eliminate or greatly reduce the need for a ground assault on the region. Although the initial goal of forcing the enemy to withdraw was not achieved, the air interdiction of Operation Strangle played a major role in the success of the subsequent ground assault Operation Diadem.

Two principal interdiction lines were maintained across the narrow boot of Italy. This meant that no through trains were able to run from the Po Valley to the front line, and that south of Florence substantially all supplies had to be moved by truck. The operation employed medium bombers and fighter bombers over a 150-square-mile (390 km2) area from Rome to Pisa and from Pescara to Rimini.
   
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1943
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1943
 
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Mar 16, 2020
   
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