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SSgt Ivan O Kirkpatrick
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1907
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1943, Papua New Guinea

Ivan served as a Staff Sergeant & Asst. Engineer on B-24D #42-40886, 64th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Los Angeles County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 3, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in metal working and also as Divorced, without dependents.

Ivan was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 crashed near Mount Eiyawaiy and Engati in Morobe Province during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 39234213

Ivan's remains were recovered and identified in 2009. He is now interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. " Click Here " for that record!


Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-40886:

Bode, Charles A ~ T/Sgt, Engineer/Gunner, Maryland
French, Edward R ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Pennsylvania
Heuss, Richard T ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Michigan
Kirkpatrick, Ivan O ~ S/Sgt, Asst. Engineer, California
Miller, Robert A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Tennessee
Moore, James B ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Massachusetts
Moran, James T ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, New York
Musgrave, William K ~ S/Sgt, Asst. Radio Operator, Illinois
Oliver, Lucian I, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radar Operator, Tennessee
Streckenbach, Robert R, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Wisconsin
Surabian, Roy ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Massachusetts

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56756294
SSgt Ivan O Kirkpatrick
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SSgt Ivan O Kirkpatrick
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Sep. 3, 2015
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Los Angeles County, California...Finding Of Death...64th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Aug. 24, 2015

- JimO
 Added: Sep. 28, 2014
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