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1Lt Clarence Conrad Corpening, Jr
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1919
Johnson City
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 26, 1943, At Sea

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1Lt USAAF WWII
S/N O-659358
530th Bomb Squadron, 380th Bomb Group

Lt Corpening was the Pilot on this plane that was lost at sea in the Pacific. He was originally from Tennessee and enlisted in the service in Montgomery, Alabama. At the time of his enlistment, he was 5'9" tall and weighed 138 lbs. He had three years of college and his civil occupation was listed as 'actors and actresses'.

B-24D # 42-40519 380th BG, 530th B Sq Corpening Crew Lost At Sea - This aircraft left Hickam Field, Oahu, HI on 26 May 1943 for an intermediate stop on Canton Island and disappeared in the Pacific Ocean. It never reached Canton Island. The final destination was Amberly Field, Australia. The cause is unknown. The B-24 aircrafts 'Daisy Mae' and the 'Green Hornet' took off the next morning and were on a search and rescue for this plane. Subsequently, the B-24D #? 'Green Hornet' also ditched in the Pacific. The story of the 'Green Hornet' crew is told in the #1 bestseller UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand and is based on Louis Zamperini's memoir 'Devil At My Heels'. Unbroken mentions Clarence several times.

The crew members lost were~
1stLT Clarence C Corpening of FL
S/N O-659358, Pilot
2ndLT Richard J StDenis of MA
S/N O-796218, Co-Pilot
2ndLT Everette D Stoner of WI
S/N O-734847, Bombardier
2ndLT Ralph S Powell of VA
S/N O-796592, Navigator
SSGT Raymond Jackson, Jr of OH
S/N 15018396, Asst Engineer
SSGT Howard A Morckel of OH
S/N 35312304, Armorer-Gunner
SSGT Anthony J Schneider of CT
S/N 31120906, Asst Radio Operator
TSGT Felipe D Chavez of NM
S/N 38122208, Radio Operator
TSGT Francis L Powell of CA
S/N 39021970, Engineer
MSgt Richard E Boucher of UT
S/N 19011686, Passenger

Conrad also has a memorial marker at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Section I in Johnson City, Tennessee.
 
 
Note: Memorial Marker, Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Section I, Johnson City, TN.
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (...
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56127670
1Lt Clarence Conrad Corpening, Jr
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1Lt Clarence Conrad Corpening, Jr
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1Lt Clarence Conrad Corpening, Jr
Added by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
 
 
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- omcnair
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014

- Anna O'Quinn Richter
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013
Dear Uncle- I share your name for which I am eternally grateful. May you rest in peace.You nephew,Charles Conrad Corpenin
- Charles Conrad Corpening
 Added: Dec. 29, 2012
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