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.

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  • Hi Vasser

    First off - Thank you for your service!

    I was intrigued by your posting & I did a search on Newspapers.com & 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: http://usaafdata.com/?q=node/3657 

    - 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!

    P.McG.

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  • Hi Vasser

    First off - Thank you for your service!

    I was intrigued by your posting & I did a search on Newspapers.com & 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: http://usaafdata.com/?q=node/3657 

    - 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!

    P.McG.

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