Lt Vasser Army Air Corp WWII MIA/ KIA, flying P-39, Mediterranean. Did not return from mission.

Limited Info I was told 75 years ago visiting parents/relatives.  Returning from mission low on fuel, broke away from flight to chase JU-88.  Did not return. No time period. Family was from Atlanta Georgia but have not found any VASSER listed in Georgia WWII deaths.  Looking for flight records of the event.  His death was posted in Atlanta, Georgia Newspaper.  I lost my copy of the newspaper clipping.  Any place I can do a word search for his name? At a loss as to where to search now.   Have something in common, shot down in Vietnam.

  • Any chance that he might have been a relative with a different last name such as someone on your mother or grandmother's side of the family?

  • No, the newspaper clipping I had from the Atlanta newspaper was clearly Lt. Vasser.  It was probably the obituary of his death.  I carried the clipping till I lost my wallet around 1960.  The Vasser family we were visiting lived in Atlanta, GA.  Positive that VASSER was his last name. Not sure where he called his home of record, but he was not married.

  • No. the newspaper stated Lt. Vasser.  Could have been his obituary.  I assume it was the Atlanta paper.  Family lived in Atlanta, Ga.  He was not married.  No idea where he may have called his home of record.

  • Hi Vasser

    First off - Thank you for your service!

    I was intrigued by your posting & I did a search on & GenealogyBank for VASSER in the Atlanta GA newspapers, then expanded it to GA & then to the US for some article/obit related to a flier from 1942 - 1945 without any luck.  Even tried VASSAR spelling.

    - Also looked on this site: 

    - Just wondered if you had a first name or remember any other details from the newspaper clipping that might help in the search?  I found some Lieutentants with the first name Vasser, but none that were listed shot down or MIA

    - Could he have been Marine Corps vs Army?

    - Do you know how this person is related to your family - ie cousin, uncle, brother etc.  Maybe we could look at your family tree & figure out who he might be

    That said these are 2 pages of WWII Dead (1939-1945) from Ancestry w/ VASSAR, VASSER, VASSEUR & VASSUER names

    Original data: United States. Army. Quartermaster General’s Office. Rosters of World War II Dead (all services). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army.

    I'm sending this only because its the only newspaper item I could find relating to a Lt. , the name Vasseur & GA - even though I realize his last name is Wynn & he isn't MIA 

    Chattanooga Daily Times Mar 30 1944 p. 13

    - I would be happy to do some more searching if there is some avenue you could suggest

    Let us know!



    Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

    The Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) Name index does not include the name Vasser.

    For information regarding prisoners of war and U.S. servicemen missing during WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, and other conflicts, we suggest you contact the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Public Affairs Office, 2300 Defense Pentagon, ATTN: External Affairs, Washington DC 20301-2300.

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