World War II
BALL, IRA LEONARD
First Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Fairview, Major County. Mr. and Mrs. Ira R. Ball, Parents, Fairview. Born July 13, 1922. Enlisted August 14, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; one silver and one gold Oak Leaf Cluster. Graduated at Cheyenne Valley, Orienta, High School in 1939. Attended Northwestern State College. Member of Methodist Church. Graduated in civilian pilot training June 20, 1942, Vacin Flying School Enid Oklahoma. Assigned to overseas duty in June, 1944. served as fist Pilot on B-17 (Flying Fortress) on bombing missions from August to December, 1944. Died December 24, 1944, in action over Belgium.
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