|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1922|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1943|
AIR CREW BURIED 27 YEARS AFTER BOMBER'S CRASH
St. Lous, MO (UPI)--Nine crew members found in the wreckage of an airplane in the jungles of New Guinea have been buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 27 years after they were reported missing.
The airmen were aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber during World War II when it was reported missing Dec. 1, 1943, while heading back from a bombing mission against the Japanese.
A New Guinea school teacher found the airplane wreckage in heavy jungle last year near the site of two abandoned Japanese airfields. A U.S. military search team went to the area and recovered 10 bodies.
Staff Sgt. Thomas D. McNamara of St. Louis was buried in Calvary Cemetery here May 22. The other nine men wre buried with military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Tuesday.
About 100 persons, most of them relatives, attended the ceremonies.
The site was selected because of its central location, military spoksmen said. A single monument will be erected at the graves.
Among those buried at the national cemetery wre T. Sgt. Uhland S. Adair, Bethesda, Md. and S. Sgt Raymond M. Phillips, Brackenridge, Pa.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA edition of Thursday, June 10, 1971, Page 24.
Note: T/Sgt, U.S. Army Air Forces World War II
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Plot: Section 81, Site 311-313
Created by: Teresa L. Watson
Record added: Jun 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14545124
Added: Aug. 28, 2014
NARA Home of Record: Jefferson County, Alabama...Finding Of Death...321st Bomb Squadron, 90th Bomb Group...Lost in the crash of B-24D-155-CO "TEN KNIGHTS IN A BAR ROOM"...Missing Air Crew Report 2085...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.|
Added: Jul. 31, 2014
...Memorial Day 2013...Thank you so much for your sacrifice and love of this great country...|
Mary Lou McCormick
Added: May. 27, 2013
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