|Death: ||Feb. 8, 1942, Indonesia|
Son of Albert and Minnie Black, he married Mae Nelson on April 4, 1941.
Black was the bombardier on B-17E #41-2492 assigned to the 5th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron.
On February 8, 1942, nine B-17E bombers departed Malang, Java to bomb a Japanese occupied airport at Kendari on the island of Celebes. While en route the formation was attacked by a swarm of Japanese fighters over the Java Sea. Black's and another plane were shot down. He received the Air medal and the Purple Heart.
Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.
Note: Entered the service from Wisconsin.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56781207
Rest in Peace|
Added: Jun. 26, 2011
We have not forgotten your courage.|
Added: Dec. 27, 2009