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Remembering World War II
Louis A. Babine
Louis A. Babine Private 31 139 309 United States Army Air Force 906th Guard Squadron Casper Wyoming October 14, 1921 Glenwood, Yarmouth Co.,, NS July 15, 1942 Boston, Massachusetts Malden, Massachusetts 20 5 feet, 2 inches Single Cook (bakery products) Roman Catholic October 17, 1942 21 Forest Dale Cemetery, Massachusetts, US Louis Babine (Babin) was the son of Esley Babin (b.1882) and Emily (Jacquard) Babin (b.1885) of Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS. Louis had three sisters and six brothers. His mother, Emily, died in 1928. His father, a carpenter in building construction, went to the United States for work. He remarried Mary M. Frotten (1890-1950) in 1935 and was living in Malden, Massachusetts. The children moved to the United States departing Yarmouth, NS for Boston, Massachusetts on the SS Evangeline on June 26, 1937. In the United States, the family lived in Malden, Mass. Prior to his enlistment with the United States Army Air Force, Louis was employed as a baker. He was stationed at the Casper Wyoming Air Base, in Wyoming. In September of 1942, it became a training base for B-17 bomber crews and began a Combat Crew Training School at the sprawling facility that consisted of four mile-long runways and around 400 buildings. Private Babine served with the 906th Guard Squadron. On October 27, 1942, he died of accidental gunshot wounds while in service at the Casper Wyoming Air Base. On October 25, 1942, a requiem mass was held at the Sacred Heart Church, Malden, Massachusetts, and was buried in the new soldiers lot in Forest Dale Cemetery.
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