2LT Edward Hall Hoffman

2LT Edward Hall Hoffman

Death 8 Jun 1942 (aged 23)
Auckland, New Zealand
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot E 267
Memorial ID 110060019 · View Source
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Killed in the crash of US Army Air Corps
B-17E Flying Fortress #41-2667 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
Sgt. 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)



Gravesite Details Entered the service from Ohio.

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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 5 May 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 110060019
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Edward Hall Hoffman (11 May 1919–8 Jun 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 110060019, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .