|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1915|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1944, China|
He was the son of Maria and Manuel R DeCoito.
DeCoito was killed when the B-24J bomber (serial number 44-40846) he was co-piloting crashed twenty miles south of Luliang, China. All aboard were killed. The aircraft was part of the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron. The Squadron was being used to fly fuel and supplies from India over the Himalayas to the Chinese and United States Army Air Forces based in China.
DeCoito received the Purple Heart.
The other men on the flight
Note: Entered the service from California.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Plot: M, 1332
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55926862
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Numbers 6:24-26King James Version (KJV)24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.God Bless this family|
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