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Rachael K Hoopii

Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Death 23 Sep 1962
Burial Body lost at sea
Memorial ID 100144604 · View Source
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Rachael and her two daughter, Uilani (10) and Luana (6), were on Flying Tigers flight #923, a military transportation plane, when it ditched in the Atlantic ocean 500 miles off the coast of Ireland. The three perished.

They were enroute to Munich, Germany to join Rachael's husband and the childrens' father, Sgt. Bernard Palinapa Hoopii. Sgt. Hoopii had one other daughter from a previous marriage who was not on the plane that fateful day. He died 4 years after losing his wife and two other daughters. He was killed in combat in South Vietnam on 12 Dec 1966.

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  • Created by: Roselei
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100144604
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rachael K Hoopii (unknown–23 Sep 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100144604, ; Maintained by Roselei (contributor 47673030) Body lost at sea.