CPT James R Bruce Jr.

CPT James R Bruce Jr.

Birth
Death 8 Jun 1942 (aged 27)
Auckland, New Zealand
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 12, Site 894
Memorial ID 104994902 · View Source
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CAPTAIN, 31 AAF BOMB SQUADRON, 2 BOMB
GROUP

Co-Pilot of US Army Air Corps B-17E Flying
Fortress #41-2667. Killed in a crash when the
aircraft failed to gain altitude on takeoff
from the airdrome at Whenuapai, Auckland,
New Zealand for a flight to Laverton, Victoria,
Australia during World War II.

All eleven aboard died when the cargo of
bombs detonated after the the plane had
impacted the ground and caught fire.

The personnel killed were:

Col. Richard E Cobb, Pilot
Capt. James R. Bruce, Jr., Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Edward H Hoffman, Navigator
TSgt. Charles P Brunson, Crew
SSgt. Harry Cohn, Crew
TSgt. Joe F Lopez, Crew
Cpl. John R Clanton, Crew
Cpl. James Herriotts, Jr, Crew
Pvt. Curtis Childers, Crew
Lt. Edwin W Hurst, Passenger, US Navy
Capt. Jean Clovis Alexandre Gilbert, Passenger, Free French Navy (Noumea)


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MICHIGAN
CAPTAIN AIR CORPS
WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Anne Cady
  • Added: 11 Feb 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 104994902
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT James R Bruce Jr. (29 Mar 1915–8 Jun 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 104994902, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anne Cady (contributor 46985237) .