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Sgt Harold Benjamin Cummings
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1921
Death: Nov. 29, 1943

DNB= DIED NON-BATTLE RELATED

Cummings was the tail gunner on a B-17E bomber assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron. On June 4, 1942 Cummings's and another plane flew a daylight mission to bomb shipping in the Irrawaddy River in Burma. One crewman was killed and the plane suffered heavy damage from a squadron of enemy fighters. The crew was forced to bail out at a low altitude before the pilot and co-pilot finally crash landed the aircraft. Cummings and five of his crewmates were captured by the Japanese and held as prisoners of war in Rangoon prison. On November 29, 1943 he was killed in an allied bombing raid.

Cummings was from Ouachita Parish LA and was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

He is also memorialized on the tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines. 
 
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 Parents:
  Marlin Wats Cummings (1890 - 1960)
  Virgalma Ella Wink Cummings (1894 - 2000)
 
 Siblings:
  Hazel Wilma Cummings Little (1918 - 2013)*
  Harold Benjamin Cummings (1921 - 1943)*
  Harold Benjamin Cummings (1921 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
LOUISIANA
SGT ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II

 
Note: CENOTAPH
 
Burial:
Twin Cities Memorial Gardens
West Monroe
Ouachita Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Bobby
Record added: Mar 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8471583
Sgt Harold Benjamin Cummings
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Sgt Harold Benjamin Cummings
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Added by: Owen A. Saling
 
 
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Respectfully reuniting family member memorials with their loved ones. Thanking those who created, provided information, photographed or played any part in the memorials~
- Joseph
 Added: Feb. 3, 2016
AWARDED PURPLE HEART
- Bobby
 Added: Jul. 12, 2011
AWARDED SILVER STAR MEDAL
- Bobby
 Added: Jul. 12, 2011
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