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2Lt. Thomas J. Cunningham

Birth
Death
16 Jun 1945
Papua New Guinea
Burial
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Thomas served as a 2nd Lieutenant, Headquarters, XIII Fighter Command, 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cumberland County, Maine prior to the war.

Thomas was a passenger on C-47A #43-36746, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Thomas died in the "Line Of Duty" when the C-47A he was on crashed, possibly due to bad weather, in the New Guinea jungles 15 miles due west of Finschhafen near the native village of Maikisung during the war.

He is interred somewhere in New York.

Service # O2037404

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Crew of C-47A #43-36746:

Harris, Frank R ~ Corp, Radio Operator, TX
Johnson, Roy R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, CO
Lawson, Richard J ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, CA
Leaman, Charles E, Jr ~ Corp, Asst. Radio Oper, RI
Mykkeltvedt, Jerome A ~ Capt, Co-Pilot, MN
Shaul, Donald A ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, NE

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Passengers on C-47A #43-36746:

Adams, Lionel P ~ Maj, Passenger, NC
Cunningham, Thomas J ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, ME
England, Shelby ~ LTC, Passenger, AR
Sabotka, Henry J ~ Capt, Passenger, MA
Willis, Joseph C, Jr ~ Maj, Passenger, TX
Windes, Alvin C ~ Capt, Passenger, MO

Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Thomas served as a 2nd Lieutenant, Headquarters, XIII Fighter Command, 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cumberland County, Maine prior to the war.

Thomas was a passenger on C-47A #43-36746, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Thomas died in the "Line Of Duty" when the C-47A he was on crashed, possibly due to bad weather, in the New Guinea jungles 15 miles due west of Finschhafen near the native village of Maikisung during the war.

He is interred somewhere in New York.

Service # O2037404

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Crew of C-47A #43-36746:

Harris, Frank R ~ Corp, Radio Operator, TX
Johnson, Roy R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, CO
Lawson, Richard J ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, CA
Leaman, Charles E, Jr ~ Corp, Asst. Radio Oper, RI
Mykkeltvedt, Jerome A ~ Capt, Co-Pilot, MN
Shaul, Donald A ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, NE

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Passengers on C-47A #43-36746:

Adams, Lionel P ~ Maj, Passenger, NC
Cunningham, Thomas J ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, ME
England, Shelby ~ LTC, Passenger, AR
Sabotka, Henry J ~ Capt, Passenger, MA
Willis, Joseph C, Jr ~ Maj, Passenger, TX
Windes, Alvin C ~ Capt, Passenger, MO

Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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