|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1942, Papua New Guinea|
Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until September 12, 1944.
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Terrence served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-25D "Battlin' Biffy" #41-29701, 71st Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Cass County, North Dakota prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on May 29, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.
Terrence was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-25D was shot down by Japanese Zeros and crashed in New Guinea during the war.
Some records note that Terrence survived the crash and was beheaded for war crimes by the Japanese or locals in New Guinea.
He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
Service # O-433651
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Airmen who perished as a result of this crash:
Caisse, Kenneth M ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, OR
Carey, Terrence J ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, ND
Conlon, Richard J ~ Pfc, Gunner, ND
Germain, Philip E ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, CT
McElroy, Paul D ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, GA
Meader, Lauren S ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Pagliuso, John A ~ S/Sgt, Photographer, NY
Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
Please see www.pacificwrecks.com for more information on this flight.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56787267
Added: Jul. 24, 2016
Cass County North Dakota - Thank you Terrence for your service and courage|
Added: Apr. 11, 2013